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When your driver's license has already been suspended or revoked, continuing to drive illegally can complicate your life even more. At Luisi Legal Group, we understand that you may rely on your ability to drive so that you can get to work, attend school, and provide for your family. If you have been charged with driving while your license is suspended or revoked, you can count on our team for the responsible, cost-effect defense representation you deserve.

License Suspension and Revocations in Illinois

There are many reasons that could lead to your driving privileges being suspended. You may be subject a suspension or revocation of driving privileges for any of the following:

  • Three or more traffic violations in a 12-month period;
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol, including a Statutory Summary Suspension for failing or refusing a BAC test;
  • Multiple motor vehicle accidents, or causing an accident that results in injury or death;
  • Conviction of fleeing from law enforcement;
  • Failure to appear in court or to pay a traffic fine;
  • Driving without liability insurance;
  • Leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death; and
  • Conviction of felonies and certain misdemeanors involving the use of a motor vehicle.

Your driver's license may also be suspended in Illinois for failure to comply with ordered child support obligations.

Defending Against Criminal Charges for Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

In most cases, driving on a suspended or revoked license is a criminal offense, generally prosecuted as a Class A misdemeanor. Penalties may include up to one year in prison and up to $2,500 in fines, though alternatives are often available for first-time offenders. A conviction, however, will also result in the original suspension or revocation being extended. If your license was suspended at the time of the offense, your suspension will be extended by the same period of time as the original suspension. If your license was revoked, your period of ineligibility to have driving privileges restored will be extended by one year.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, driving while your license is suspended or revoked could result in felony charges. This is generally the case if your original suspension or revocation was due to a DUI or reckless homicide involving a motor vehicle conviction. No matter how grim your situation may seem, our attorneys are here to provide the guidance and advice you need.

Experienced Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyers

For more than 15 years, the team at Luisi Legal Group has been providing reliable, affordable representation to clients throughout the region. When you call our firm, we will go to work on your behalf right away. We are ready to listen to your side of the story, then conduct a full investigation into the details of your arrest and the charges against you. With our knowledge of the law, we will find any and all evidence that can be used to solidify your defense. This approach has helped us build an impressive history of success and courtroom victories. We have handled many cases just like yours, and we win cases just like yours.

If you are facing charges of driving on a suspended or revoked license, you need to act quickly. Contact our office today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. You will have the opportunity to meet with us to discuss your case and get the answers you need. Call 773-276-5541 for an appointment. Our firm is proud to serve clients at all Chicago area courts, including the 26th and California Courthouse, Skokie Court, Richard J. Daley Center, Maywood Courthouse, Markham Court, and Bridgeview Courthouse. Hablamos Español.

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