Driving a vehicle while one’s driving privileges are still suspended or revoked is a recipe for disaster. It begins a downward spiral that many are unable to pull out of. In addition to potential jail time associated with the Serious Misdemeanor Offense, if the individual commits this offense while still on probation, their probation is subject to being revoked, they may lose their deferred judgment, and they face the distinct possibility of spending additional time in jail. Prosecutors and judges throughout the State tend to come down extra hard on individuals that drive after their driving privileges have been suspended for Operating While Intoxicated. While many people whose driving privileges have been disqualified face the difficult catch-22 of how does one work to pay the fines when their privileges are suspended, prosecutors and judges look at such actions as an utter disregard of the law and sentence offenders accordingly. More importantly, a conviction for driving while suspended or revoked results in a re-suspension of the individual’s driving privileges for the same period of time that they were previously suspended for. This time is added to the end of the prior suspension.
It is important to note and understand that driving outside of one’s authorized restricted license or operating a vehicle that does not have an ignition interlock device installed when one is otherwise required, constitutes operating while suspended and results in the aforementioned negative consequences.
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