Illinois Criminal Defense Blog

Monday, June 20, 2016

Driving on a Suspended Driver's License in Rolling Meadows

If you’re busted driving with a suspended driver’s license in Rolling Meadows, Skokie, Schaumburg or Chicago, you’re facing some pretty serious consequences—and you could lose your driving privileges altogether.

Your license is incredibly important. You’re not going to be able to get to work, school, or anywhere else you need to go without it. In order for you to have a valid form of identification, you’re going to have to resort to a state ID card.

You could lose your driving privileges for a variety of reasons, including DUI, failure to appear in court, or a pile-up of parking tickets that you haven’t paid (the state of Illinois can suspend your license for 10 or more violations). If you’ve failed to pay any fine or penalty for five or more offenses of automated traffic violations, you can also lose your license. Even those who don’t pay child support can lose his or her driver’s license under the “Deadbeats Don’t Drive” program.

Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License in Rolling Meadows

If you’re charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license in Rolling Meadows or any of the surrounding communities, it’s not the same thing as receiving a traffic ticket. Instead, you’re looking at a misdemeanor or felony; it depends on the reason your license was suspended or revoked.

The problem is that unlike ordinary traffic citations, you could end up paying the price by going to jail (and you’ll have a conviction on your permanent criminal record). The Secretary of State will also extend your suspension or revoke your driver’s license completely.

What to Do if You’re Caught Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License in Rolling Meadows

If you’re caught driving on a suspended driver’s license in Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Skokie or Chicago, get in touch with a skilled, knowledgeable attorney immediately. The sooner you call us at 847-920-4540 for a free case evaluation, the sooner we can begin building the defense that gets you the best possible outcome on your case.


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