Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree VTL 511 (3), in New York


This is the most serious of the AUO offenses. It is a Class E felony.

A person may be charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a Class E felony, when such person operates a motor vehicle while knowing or having reason to know that such person’s license or privilege of operating a motor vehicle is suspended or revoked, and either operates the motor vehicle while intoxicated or has in effect ten or more suspensions.  

*The penalty is $500-$5,000 or up to four years in state prison, or long terms of probation (among other penalties).

Felonies are the most serious level of crime in New York.  Any felony charge must be taken extremely seriously and representation by a local criminal defense attorney should start as soon as somebody is charged.  

Felony cases require attention to detail and more effort than any other level of crime in New York.  The threat of a state prison sentence in New York is something that must be respected and handled appropriately.  A state prison sentence in upstate New York is the real deal and should be avoided at all costs, if possible.  There are dangerous men and women in the state correctional system and often, DWI and AUO 1st offenders do not fit that mold.  

Whether you choose our office or some other attorney, our best advice to a Defendant charged with ANY FELONY in New York is:  Get a lawyer immediately.

If you are charged with a felony AUO 1st, call us: 607-229-5184

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