There are numerous reasons as to why a person may have his or her drivers license suspended or revoked, including being convicted of felony charges, or failing to appear in court. However, under no circumstances is a driver with a suspended license to continue driving after the license has officially been suspended. Failure to comply with this law and driving with a suspended license can carry with it some serious criminal charges, including:
1st Conviction – Getting caught driving with a suspended license even just once can leave you on the hook for up to 93 days in jail, a $500 fine, and the cancellation of your vehicle registration plates.
2nd Conviction – Getting caught driving with a suspended license more than once, however, will have you facing up to a full year in jail, a $1000 fine, and the cancellation of your vehicle registration plates.
In certain circumstances, such as causing the serious injury or death of someone while driving with a suspended license, you may face much steeper penalties. For example:
- If you cause serious injury or harm to someone while driving with a suspended license, you are likely to suffer a prison sentence of up to five years and be forced to pay a fine valued between $1000 and $5000.
- If, however, someone is killed while you are driving with a suspended license, you will face a much harsher sentence of up to 15 years in prison and a fine valued between $2500 and $10,000.
Your vehicle will also most likely be forfeited/immobilized upon your conviction.
Getting caught driving with a suspended license can be so much worse than simply being patient or getting in touch with our talented drivers license restoration attorneys at Fraiberg & Pernie, PLLC. Of course, if your mistakes have already been made, and you are already facing charges for driving with a suspended license, the least you can do is let us help you avoid the maximum penalties for your charges. You may not know this, but our remarkable criminal defense attorneys are extraordinarily skilled when it comes to vehicular cases. Between Eric Pernie’s extensive past as an honorable police officer, to Matthew Fraiberg’s history as a city prosecutor and clerk, our legal team’s diverse experience grants us all the insight we need to succeed for our clients, every time.
There’s a reason our competent criminal defense attorneys have such a stellar reputation for successfully resolving thousands of cases, and why people keep coming back time and time again to get the legal support they need. It’s because our attorneys at Fraiberg & Pernie, PLLC, are motivated and have what it takes. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that we offer incredibly affordable payments plans, to ensure our clients are never responsible for more than they can handle! Call 248.480.0398 or fill in the form in the sidebar for your free consultation.