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When your driving privileges have been suspended, or your license has been revoked, continuing to drive is a dangerous idea. In some cases, however, you may have had your license suspended or revoked without your knowing about it. The skilled attorneys at McMahon Law Offices realize that you may depend on your car to get to and from work or school and to provide for your family. If you are facing charges of driving with a suspended or revoked license, we can provide the guidance you need to mitigate the damages and get you back on the road quickly.

License Suspension and Revocations in Illinois

Your driving privileges can be suspended for one of many reasons under Illinois law. A suspension could be the result of

  • Receiving three or more traffic citations in a one-year period;
  • Failing or refusing a BAC test if you are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI);
  • A conviction on charges of fleeing from the police or other charges involving the use of a vehicle;
  • Unpaid traffic violations or failure to appear;
  • Driving without auto insurance;
  • Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident; or
  • Failure to make court-ordered child support payments.

A suspension of your driving privileges is usually set to last for a specific amount of time, after which your rights are restored. A revocation, by comparison, is indefinite. You may only get a revoked license back by going the through the process prescribed by the Office of the Secretary of State, which generally requires a formal hearing. Your license can be revoked for conviction of DUI charges or a felony involving the use of motor vehicle, as well as reckless homicide involving a vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury or death.

Charges of Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

In most situations, driving while license suspended or revoked is handled as a Class A misdemeanor with penalties including up to one year in prison and $2,500 in fines. First-time offenders often have other available options, and our knowledgeable attorneys can help you explore them. A conviction will usually result in an extension of the original revocation or suspension. Depending on the reason for your initial suspension or revocation, driving with a suspended or revoked license could leave you facing felony charges.

Call a DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyer

For more than 20 years, the attorneys at McMahon Law Offices have been helping clients in and around the Chicagoland area. As former prosecutors, we understand the importance of conducting a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of your case. We also know the tactics and techniques that prosecutors may use in pursuit of a conviction and will help you build your defense accordingly.

If you have been charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license, you need to take action quickly. Contact our office today to schedule a free, confidential consultation with an experienced defense attorney. Call 630-953-4400 for an appointment. We proudly serve clients DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, and Cook County.

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