Licensed Suspended Due To Unpaid Tickets?

The area in and around Binghamton is a very popular place for motorists. Many out-of-state or downstate New York drivers travel through the region on summer vacations. The law enforcement agencies in the surrounding counties are often out in full force during peak travel times, and many motorists have received tickets for a host of different moving violations.

While most drivers take action to resolve these tickets, either by contesting the charges or by paying the fines, there are some who fail to address them in a timely manner. You have a specific amount of time to take care of the fine or request a hearing on the ticket, and if you do not take action, this is when the penalties will begin to increase.

If your ticket goes unpaid, suddenly a minor driving offense has turned into a much bigger problem. Motorists who have outstanding traffic tickets could see their licenses suspended. If they are subsequently stopped by police they will be facing misdemeanor level charges. You will also have to pay reinstatement fees and other fines associated with your case, and may be required to attend traffic school.

If you find yourself with unpaid speeding, reckless driving or other traffic citations, the Law Office of Jack Kotchick can help. With over 30 years of experience in the criminal justice system, our experienced lawyer will work with you to help you keep your license and deal with your tickets in the most efficient manner possible.

Helping You Determine The Proper Action To Take In Your Case

Almost every traffic ticket in New York will have some sort of impact on your driving privileges, whether you reside here or live outside of the state. We want to help you understand the big picture, and what effect the ticket can have upon your license and ability to stay behind the wheel.

In situations where you have unpaid tickets and are facing a possible suspension of your license, we work had to address the underlying issues that may result in the suspension. We negotiate with the prosecutors in an effort to lessen the charges and consequences that may be handled down in your case.

Attorney Kotchick has worked on both sides of the aisle, serving as a prosecutor in felony level cases before starting his criminal defense firm. He understands how to communicate with prosecutors, and has appeared in courts throughout the region to defend clients facing serious charges.

Aggravated Unlicensed Operation

A motorist who operates a motor vehicle while their license or driving privileges are suspended or revoked will be charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. This is a criminal offense. Under most circumstances this is a misdemeanor charge, though it can be escalated to a felony charge under certain circumstances.

If you are found to be driving with a suspended or revoked license, you will likely be formally arrested. Drivers found guilty of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation can face jail time and penalties ranging into the thousands of dollars. This is a criminal conviction that may provide problems for the motorist in the future with background checks and obtaining auto insurance.

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Whether your license has been suspended or you are concerned about a possible suspension, we can help. To talk to our attorney, please call our office today at 607-821-0551 or send us an email to schedule your free consultation.