If you are caught driving while your license is suspended, be aware that this type of traffic offense constitutes as a crime. You may have only gotten a ticket. You may not have been thrown in jail. But the criminal offense still stands, even if you think it’s only a traffic violation.
The Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley, located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, represents clients in the surrounding suburban areas of Schaumburg and Palatine for all types of traffic offenses involving driving while license is suspended and driving while license is revoked. Based on the Illinois Vehicle Code, driving with a suspended license is a Class A misdemeanor with the potential penalty of serving up to 1 year in jail and paying $2500 in fines. The offense may be charged as a felony for driving without a breath-alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) during a statutory summary suspension related to a DUI matter.
Contact the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley if you have been arrested for driving while license is suspended. The fact that you got a ticket is considered an arrest, so if you need legal advice about what to do and what the best legal course of action is, schedule a free consultation by calling our 24 hour answering service at 847-394-3200.
In addition to driving under the influence, reckless driving, and speeding, driving with a suspended license is an all too common criminal charge in the Illinois court system. DWLS attorney Chris Cosley has helped a number of individuals who have been charged with driving while license suspended.
Contact the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley to discuss your driver’s license suspension ticket concerns. We can help you understand your rights under Illinois law. Call our 24 hour answering service at 847-394-3200 to schedule an appointment.