Getting Pulled over Without a License
If you’re pulled over without a license or with a suspended license in New York, you’ll likely need to consult an attorney. A traffic lawyer can help you handle the serious repercussions that may come from driving with a suspended or revoked license. Whenever you are pulled over, it’s crucial to be polite and cooperative with the police officer. Let the officer know right away that your license has been suspended or revoked, and tell him or her why this is the case. Be honest when providing your basic information, such as your name, address, and date of birth. Trying to provide fictitious information will only mean that your Mineola criminal defense lawyer will likely need to defend you against additional charges such as false personation.
You can hear more about this topic by watching this video. This police officer reiterates the importance of being polite when interacting with law enforcement officers. He also explains what may happen if you’ve been pulled over and you do have a valid license, but not physically in the car with you. While you’re less likely to face a serious charge, you may still need to consult an attorney.