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What happens if I get caught driving on a revoked license?

Posted by John Callahan | Nov 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Under Illinois law, pursuant to 625 ILCS 5/6-303, it is unlawful for a person to drive or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle when their driver's license is revoked or suspended. The penalties associated with violating this statute vary depending on the reason why a driver's license is suspended or revoked. 

If your license is revoked for moving violations, failures to pay or another non-aggravating circumstances and you receive a conviction, The Secretary of State will not issue a driver's license for an additional period of one year from the date of conviction.
• First violation:
o Class A Misdemeanor
o Up to 364 days in jail
• Second violation:
o Class A Misdemeanor
o Up to 364 days in jail
o Required to serve a minimum of 100 hours of community service
• Third or subsequent violation:
o Class A Misdemeanor
o Up to 364 days in jail with a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 30 consecutive days or 300 hours of community service
• Fourth conviction:
o In addition to other penalties imposed, the court may seize the license plates of the person's vehicle or immobilize the person's vehicle for a period of time determined by the court
If your license is revoked for a DUI and you receive a conviction, The Secretary of State will not issue a driver's license for an additional period of one year from the date of conviction.
• If offense is during a period of summary suspension and you were eligible for a MDDP or was issued a MDDP and in control of a motor vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock device:
o Class 4 felony
o Minimum term of imprisonment of 30 days
o The Secretary of State will not issue a driver's license to that person for an additional period of one year from the date of the conviction
• First violation:
o Class A Misdemeanor
o If convicted, must serve a minimum term of imprisonment of 10 consecutive days or 30 days of community service
• Second violation:
o Class 4 felony
o Minimum term of imprisonment of 30 days or 300 hours of community service
• Third violation:
o Class 4 felony
o Must serve a minimum term of imprisonment of 30 days
• Fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, or ninth violation:
o Class 4 felony
o Must serve a minimum term of imprisonment of 180 days

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