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Driving on a Revoked License

Effect of driving on a suspended or revoked license and how effect is cumulative (DUI, Assault with a vehicle, without reinstating after suspension)

If you are accused of driving with a suspended or revoked license in Philly you will need a criminal defense lawyer to help defend you against these serious charges. Driving with a suspended or revoked license is a serious criminal charge and you need someone whose law firm focuses on traffic related cases. A good criminal defense lawyer will consider how your license got suspended or revoked in the first place. 

There are many things that can lead to a driver’s license suspension in Pennsylvania. There are also a few types of suspensions: court ordered and administrative.

Your license may have been suspended or revoked for:

  • DUI
  • Hit and run
  • Drug possession
  • Racing
  • Excessive Points
  • Breath test refusal
  • Underage drinking

The law surrounding the punishment for driving with a suspended or revoked license is varied and complicated. One thing is clear however, driving with a suspended or revoked license is a serious offense often resulting in large penalties, additional suspension, probation and very often mandatory jail time. If you are cited for driving with a suspended or revoked license it is imperative that you speak with a lawyer that focuses on traffic law. You have a limited amount of time before your first hearing and your traffic lawyer needs to use that time to develop an appropriate defense or even plea with the prosecutor to reduced charges or a lighter sentence.

If you are convicted of operating a vehicle after being refused a license or with a suspended or revoked or revoked license due to a DUI conviction you face up to one year in prison and a $1000 penalty and additional suspension time of at least one year. Additional offenses may land you in jail for an additional year, another $1000 penalty and an additional license suspension.

If you are convicted of Operating vehicle when your license or right to operate is suspended or revoked after you have been convicted of assault with a vehicle face up to one year in prison and a $1000 penalty and additional suspension time of at least one year. Additional offenses may land you in jail for an additional year, another $1000 penalty and an additional license suspension.

Regardless of why your license was suspended or revoked or what type of suspension it was, you are not allowed to drive and face additional charges if caught.

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