In light of a number of recent incidents where motorists were pulled over and arrested after it was discovered their license was suspended, Crown Heights Shomrim has issued a notification for drivers to check the status of their licenses.
In a statement Shomrim writes:
In recent weeks Shomrim has received multiple reports of community members being arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license. In some cases the driver was completely unaware of the suspension.
Shomrim is imploring drivers to please check the status of your license, the New York State DMV’s website has the ability for motorists to self-check the status of their license.
Do yourself and your family a favor and check your license.
If you are caught driving with a revoked driver’s license, the penalties can be extremely harsh. The least of penalties include hours of wait time to receive a Desk Appearance Ticket, all while in detained in the local police station. Do not let this happen to you!
In order to find out if your license is suspended or revoked, we urge you to call the Department of Motor Vehicles during business hours – Monday-Friday at 718-488-5710, to find out the status of your driver license. Please make sure to have your license on hand so you can supply the necessary information.
Remember, if a Law Enforcement Officer stops you with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, you will be arrested. Make the phone call today and encourage your friends and family to do the same. You can save yourself a lot of unwanted aggravation.
To check the status of your driver’s license online, visit http://dmv.ny.gov/node/2066.