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.

Free Consultation

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.