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Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License in Illinois

suspended driver’s license, revoked driver’s license, DuPage County criminal defense lawyer, DUI, driving privilegesIf you are caught driving on a suspended or revoked license in the state of Illinois, there may be very serious consequences that follow. You may lose future employment opportunities, lifelong driving privileges, and quality of life. Therefore, it is important to understand the consequences of driving on a suspended or revoked license, as to prevent lost opportunities in the future.

Consequences of Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

A suspended or revoked license may result from driving under the influence. However, depending on how many times an individual is caught driving with a suspended or revoked license, the charges become more severe.

  • If an individual is convicted for the first time, he or she may be charged with a Class A misdemeanor, 10 days in jail or 30 days of community service, fines of no more than $2,500, additional suspension or revocation of the driver’s license, and potential seizure of the vehicle.
  • For the second conviction, the individual may be faced with a Class 4 felony, a minimum of 30 days in jail or 300 hours of community service, additional suspension or revocation of the driver’s license, and potential seizure of the vehicle. If the individual committed reckless homicide, DUI, refusing a chemical test, or leaving the scene of the accident that caused serious injury or death, then he or she could be faced with a Class 2 felony.
  • If the individual is convicted for driving on a suspended or revoked license for the third time, then he or she may be charged with a minimum of 30 days in jail or 300 hours of community service, and additional suspension or revocation of the driver’s license, and potential vehicle seizure or forfeiture. If the individual committed reckless homicide, DUI, refusing a chemical test, or leaving the scene of the accident that caused serious injury or death, he or she may face a Class 1 felony.
  • For the fourth through the ninth convictions, the individual may face a Class 4 felony, a minimum of 180 days in jail, additional suspension or revocation of the driver’s license, and potential vehicle seizure. If he or she committed reckless homicide, DUI, refused a chemical test, or left the scene of the accident that caused serious injury or death, he or she may face a Class 1 felony.
  • For the tenth through fourteenth convictions, the individual may face a Class 3 felony and may not be eligible for probation. He or she may face additional suspension or revocation of the driver’s license, as well as possible seizure of the vehicle.
  • For the fifteenth and other subsequent convictions, the individual may face a Class 2 felony, and may not eligible for probation. His or her driver’s license may be suspended or revoked for additional time, and the vehicle may be seized.

Call a Wheaton Criminal Defense Attorney

Driving on a suspended or revoked license is serious, and you may face undesired consequences if caught doing so. At Davi Law Group, LLC, we fully understand criminal law and we will go above and beyond to serve you in the most professional and efficient way possible. To schedule your free initial consultation, please call a DuPage County criminal defense lawyer at 630-580-6373 to discuss your case.

Source:

https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_a118.pdf

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