Driving on a Suspended License

Driving on a Suspended License

Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) is a criminal charge that has three levels of severity. 

Driving While License Suspended First Degree

Your license may be suspended for conviction of 3 or more serious driving offenses.  

  • DUI
  • Reckless driving
  • Physical control of a vehicle while under the influence 
  • DWLS 1st or 2nd degree
  • Hit and run attended
  • Any felony involving an automobile

Driving While License Suspended First Degree is a gross misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to:

  • 364 days in jail, 
  • A $5,000 fine 

Mandatory Punishments 

  • First Offense: 10 days in Jail and an additional one year license suspension.
  • Second Offense: 90 days in Jail and an additional one year license suspension.
  • Third Offense: 180 days in Jail and an additional one year license suspension.

Driving While Suspended Second Degree

Your license may be suspended for: 

  • Hit and run attended
  • Reckless driving 
  • Racing
  • Eluding a pursuing police officer
  • DUI
  • Vehicular assault
  • Vehicular homicide 
  • Driving while suspended second degree.  

Driving While License Suspended Second Degree is a gross misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to:

  • 364 days in jail, 
  • A $5,000 fine and 
  • A mandatory additional one year license suspension.

Driving While Suspended Third Degree

Your license may be suspended for:

  • Unpaid court fines 
  • Failure to appear for a court hearing 
  • Failure to repay damages related to an accident

Driving While License Suspended third degree is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 

  • 90 days in jail 
  • A fine of $1000.  

Court Appearance Required  You will be required to attend the court hearings for these charges.

We can help you with a Driving While License Suspended.

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