Can the cop give me a ticket for aggravated unlicensed Op 3rd (misdemeanor) if I wasn't the driver of the car? 3 Answers as of September 04, 2014

The car is in my name but the cop gave me tickets stating that I was operating the car when I was the passenger.


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The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich
The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich | Dmitriy Shakhnevich
No, you must have been driving. So you may have grounds to dismiss the ticket and should contact an attorney.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/4/2014
Barton Barton & Plotkin
Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
He should not give you this ticket. Get a lawyer.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/3/2014
Rothstein Law PLLC
Rothstein Law PLLC | Eric Rothstein
A passenger can not be guilty of unlicensed operation. If the Officer gave you a ticket saying you were the operator and you say you were the passenger then there is a question of fact that has to be resolved at a trial unless a disposition is worked out. I suggest that you retain a good criminal defense lawyer.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/3/2014
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