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What does it mean when an arrest for a DUI (.08 alcohol) (Law

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What does it mean when an arrest for a DUI (.08 alcohol) (Law Code/Section VTL 1192.2. 02) is accompanied by "aggravated unlicensed oper. vehicle 3" (Law Code/Section VTL 511.1 01)?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  DPerezLaw replied 8 years ago.

The relationship is a bad one. What this means is that your friend is accused of driving under the influence and his/her license was suspended at the time. 511 is as follows:


"Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree (VTL 511 (1)): A person may be charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor, 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. The penalty is a fine of $200-$500 or up to thirty days in prison, or both.


511.1, as noted, is a misdemeanor. However, the penalties are prescribed in the offense.


Essentially, depending on why your friend's license is suspended or revoked and his/her past history, your friend's sentence may be greater than if for a DUI by itself. The best thing your friend can do is beg and borrow (not steal :-) money and hire an attorney. Without knowing the facts, I can tell you that there are many defenses to DUI and the Unlicensed operator citation. As to the Unlicensed operator charge, sometimes that can be dropped down to an unknowingly - which is just a traffic infraction.


Good Luck.



D. Perez




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