Revoked Drivers License
Be aware of the penalties for a revoked drivers license. Focus on license reinstatement.
A revoked drivers license can occur for many reasons. If arrested for driving, the penalties can vary depending upon the reason for the revocation.
Driving with a revoked drivers license is serious. The majority of drivers license revocations are because of a DUI conviction. There are mandatory penalties that apply to a charge of driving while revoked. These penalties are different depending upon your driving record.
Penalties for Revoked Drivers License
A first offense is a misdemeanor, but requires a minimum sentence of 10 days in the Will County jail or 240 hours of public service work. Court supervision is also a possible sentence, which would prevent a conviction.
A second offense can be charged as a Class 4 felony. It mandates a minimum penalty of either 30 days in jail, or 300 hours of public service work.
A third offense can be charged as a Class 4 felony. The mandatory minimum penalty is, also, either 300 hours of public service work, or 30 straight days in jail.
The stakes go higher for a fourth or more offense, which can be charged as a Class 2 felony. A minimum jail sentence of 180 consecutive days in jail is mandatory. It must be served in the entirety.
In addition to these penalties, other consequences include an extension of a drivers license revocation, and the likelihood the State will seize your vehicle and win a court ordered forfeiture.
If charged with any drivers license offense in Will County, please call Joliet lawyer Steven Haney at 815-73-5600. He is a former Will County prosecutor and is located in downtown Joliet 2 blocks from the Courthouse. He has helped hundreds of people with the charge of driving while license revoked. A free consultation is only a phone call away. Phones answered 24 hours a day.