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Naperville Lawyer for Driving on a Suspended License

DuPage County Driving Under Suspension Lawyer

Attorney for Driving on a Revoked License in DuPage County

Driving on a suspended or revoked license is more serious than a typical traffic ticket. Moving violations, like speeding, usually result in a ticket you can simply pay and then forget about. These are violations, which carry fines but no potential jail time. If you are accused of driving on a license that had been suspended or revoked, you are being charged with a misdemeanor crime. This is a more serious accusation and you could be sent to jail if you are convicted. You will most likely need to appear in court while your case is pending. While it is somewhat unusual for a person to be sentenced to jail time for a first-offense driving under suspension, it can happen if your case is not handled by a skilled professional.

Appelman Law LLC is highly experienced in helping people accused of driving on a suspended or revoked license and other traffic offenses. We can act quickly to address your charge and mitigate the seriousness of your situation. In some cases, we are able to have these charges reduced to a simple traffic violation so that you will not be left with a criminal record. Driving on a suspended license is a very common charge. Many who are charged with this offense did not even know that their license had been suspended. We have found that courts are often willing to work with represented parties in order to find a resolution that is less damaging to the defendant. Our goal is to return you to your regular life as quickly and easily as possible so that you can put this behind you.

Common Reasons for Drivers License Suspension or Revocation in Illinois

Many people find out that their driver's license has been suspended only when they are pulled over for an unrelated reason. Others may have known that their license was suspended if it was the result of another criminal case, such as a DUI. The reason your license was initially suspended may matter when it comes to addressing your driving under suspension charge. Common reasons Illinois drivers licenses get suspended include:

  • Past DUI conviction - Most people who are convicted - or even accused - of a DUI will have their drivers licenses suspended.
  • Traffic violations - If you have too many serious traffic tickets, this can be a reason for suspension.
  • Reckless driving convictions - A person who has been in trouble for reckless driving may lose their license for a period of time.
  • Failing to address traffic tickets - This is a common reason for suspension without knowledge. If you received a ticket and failed to address it by either paying or contesting it, your license may have been suspended. It sometimes happens that a driver is issued a citation by a red light camera or other automated system, but does not see the citation in the mail and therefore does not know about it.

These are among the most common reasons Illinois drivers have their licenses revoked.

Penalties for Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

The sentencing for driving on a suspended or revoked license generally depends on several factors, including the reason for the revocation and whether this is your first offense or a repeat incident. As driving on a suspended license is generally a misdemeanor, this means you are generally facing no more than one year in jail. However, if you were driving under DUI suspension, a mandatory minimum of ten days in jail may apply. In certain circumstances, driving on a suspended license can even be a felony carrying more than a year in prison.

Contact a Naperville Attorney for Driving on a Suspended License

Appelman Law LLC is skilled in achieving positive outcomes for people facing criminal charges related to driving on a suspended or revoked license. For a complimentary initial consultation with a lawyer who is skilled in handling suspended or revoked license issues, please contact us at 630-717-7801.

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