Illinois Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License
If you are caught driving while your license is suspended or revoked, the consequences can be grave. More than a traffic violation, this is considered a criminal offense. In addition to losing your driving privileges for a longer period of time, you could also face jail time and significant fines. If you are charged with driving on a suspended license, you need an attorney experienced in this area of the law to represent you. At the Law Office of Francis J. Discipio, we are skilled in helping people charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license. We take all necessary steps to protect your freedom and your driving privileges.
Defending Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License Charges
Often individuals who are caught driving on a suspended license were not aware their license was suspended until they were charged with a misdemeanor. Your license can be suspended for a number of reasons including failure to pay parking or traffic tickets, failing an auto emission test, failing to appear in court, or even failing to pay child support. When your license is suspended you are notified by mail. If you are no longer at the address on file, you may not receive that notification. Pleading ignorance can help minimize the consequences you face for this charge, particularly if you are a first time offender.
If you are charged with driving on a revoked license or a second or subsequent offense of driving on a suspended license, however, the consequences are more severe. You can be charged with a Class 4 felony, which could result in a mandatory 30 days in jail if convicted. These charges can be more difficult to defend. It is important to hire an attorney who has a record of success in these cases and knows how to fight for your driving privileges and your freedom.
If you are charged with driving on a suspended or revoked driver's license, our practice has the skill to help you. We serve clients throughout the Cook County and DuPage County including Wheaton, Bridgeview, Maywood, Rolling Meadows, and Skokie. Contact Us today for a free initial consultation.