Driving is a critical part of adult life. From work to school, it’s vital you can drive to the places you need to be. If your license is suspended due to a DWI conviction, unpaid citations or child-support payments, or an excessive number of traffic violations, then you know firsthand the consequences of a license suspension.
However, the effects of these challenges should never cause you to disregard this suspension and get behind the wheel. If you’re caught driving with a suspended license, you will only face a more challenging road ahead.
Driving During a Suspension Is a Crime
When the court suspends, revokes, or cancels your license, this is a legal judgment. When you ignore this and drive anyway, you are committing a crime and will be charged accordingly. If your license is suspended, meaning you only lose your ability to legally drive temporarily, then you could face up to a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail.
If your license is canceled, meaning the decision is permanent, you face a larger fine and up to one year behind bars.