Driving with a Suspended License
Our Aurora Traffic Offense Attorney is on Your Side
Driving with a suspended license is a very serious traffic offense in Illinois. There are nine different ways in which your driver's license can be suspended.
The different types of license suspension in Illinois are:
- DUI suspension
- Excessive moving violations suspension
- Insurance suspension
- Suspension for non-payment of child support
- Unpaid tollway suspension
- Unpaid parking tickets suspension
- Failure to appear in court suspension
- Underage drinking suspension
- Committing a felony while in possession of a motor vehicle suspension
Once your driver's license is suspended for one or more of the above reasons, you need to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney in Aurora to discuss your legal options.
Penalties for Driving with a Suspended License
The criminal charge for driving with a suspended license is a class A misdemeanor. The maximum penalties include up to one year in county jail and/or fines up to $2,500.00. You may also be facing a probationary period, mandatory drivers’ safety school, and/or public service. Furthermore, if you are convicted of driving with a suspended license, your license suspension period may be extended beyond the original term of suspension. For many individuals who continue to drive on a suspended license and therefore continue to be charged with this offense, suspension periods can be extended for many years.
Contact Aurora Driving While License Suspended Attorney David Lee
Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) is a very serious offense, one that should not be taken lightly. If your privileges to operate a motor vehicle have been suspended and you continue to drive, you are deemed to have completely disregarded the law and the authority of the Illinois Secretary of State. You can be sentenced to a considerable amount of jail time in addition to having your license suspension extended by its original term. At The Law Offices of David Lee, our Aurora criminal defense attorney David Lee can provide you with advice on how to address your pending DWLS case. Our firm can provide you with a plan to protect your freedom and to have you driving again—legally. We understand the value of your freedom and the importance of securing a valid driver's license which is why David makes it his mission to secure the best possible outcome for your case.
Need a criminal defense attorney in Aurora? Call our firm at (630) 901-8700 for a free phone consultation.