There are a number of reasons your Illinois driver's license can be suspended. Unpaid tickets, financial support obligations, DUI or other convictions are all possible reasons. The penalties associated with driving on a suspended or revoked license depend on the reason for the suspension or revocation in the first place. If your license is suspended or revoked for an aggravating factor such as DUI, driving while under a Statutory Summary Suspension, or leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death result in harsher consequences than a typical suspension/revocation.
For license suspensions or revocations that do not involve aggravating factors, the penalty ranges are as follows:
Offense Number Possible Penalties
|1||Court supervision, conditional discharge or probation, up to 12 months in jail, up to a $2,500 fine|
|2||The same as a first offense with a minimum 100 hours in community service|
|3+||The same as a first offense with either 30 consecutive days in jail or 300 hours of community service|
With respect to license suspension or revocations that do involve aggravating factors, the penalties become much more severe. These offenses typically involve felony convictions with possible time in prison. If you or a loved one are facing punishment for driving on a suspended or revoked license, it is imperative to hire an experienced attorney to protect your personal freedoms. Call or text The Law Office of Cassandra R. Hirth today at (815) 315-1933 to discuss your case.