New York Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyer
Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree (AUO 3rd) NY VTL 511(a)
AUO 3rd is a misdemeanor. It is a crime punishable up to 30 days in jail (which rarely happens) and carries a fine up to $500.00. If you are being charged with AUO 3rd you will need a lawyer to represent you. My office does well helping people resolve AUO cases favorably. In the typical case, we negotiate a reduction of the misdemeanor AUO 3rd to a non-criminal traffic violation that carries less of a fine.
If your license has been suspended or revoked (whether you know it or not), and you are caught driving, you will be charged with AUO. While every case is unique, most AUO 3rd defendants’ licenses are suspended for failing to answer a traffic ticket summons, failing to pay a traffic ticket fine, failing to pay a DMV fee, or letting their insurance lapse.
Many suspensions are the result of unresolved matters in other courts. We will obtain your driving record (for free) to determine why you have been suspended. In addition to taking care of the AUO 3rd, we will also appear and represent you in the underlying matter or matters that caused the suspension.
Our typical AUO 3rd client does not recall being notified that their license was suspended. When the DMV suspends a license, notice is sent to the address on record. Unfortunately, many people fail to update the DMV when they move. In NY, every licensed driver has a legal obligation to update the DMV when they change their address.
We have noticed a surge of clients calling with AUO 3rd cases over the past year. This is probably due to the increased use of license plate scanners on police cars.
Give us a call at 518-209-3673 for a free consultation today.