What will happen if I get pulled over on a suspended license? 92 Answers as of August 08, 2011

What will happen if I get pulled over on a suspended license?

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Night Life Lawyers
Night Life Lawyers | Joshua Aldabbagh
You will be given a citation for driving on a suspended license, which carries a heavy fine. You should speak to an attorney about how you can go about getting yourself a valid license.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 8/8/2011
Lowenstein Law Office
Lowenstein Law Office | Anthony Lowenstein
It depends on several factors.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/4/2011
Boske Law Offices
Boske Law Offices | Michael A Boske
You will be charged with driving under a suspended license and may be arrested.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 8/1/2011
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
Depends upon what the suspension is for. This will determine the severity of the potential sentence. You could expect to do jail time, but is depends upon the facts of the case and your criminal history. It could also result in additional suspension time imposed by the Department Of Licensing.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 7/30/2011
Josh W. Thacker, Attorney at Law
Josh W. Thacker, Attorney at Law | Josh Thacker
You will be arrested and charged with Driving on a Suspended License, a misdemeanor. If you then get convicted, this charge carries 12 months probation, an additional suspension of your driver's license, and a several hundred dollar fine.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 7/30/2011
    Michael D. Fluke, P.A.
    Michael D. Fluke, P.A. | Michael D. Fluke
    If the officer has probable cause that you had knowledge of the suspension, you will likely be arrested. If the suspension was due to DUI, in most Florida counties you will be looking at jail time. I suggest you consult a local Criminal Defense attorney to discuss your case in greater detail and learn all of your rights and options. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 7/30/2011
    Grasso Law Group
    Grasso Law Group | Charles Grasso, Esq.
    Driving with a suspended license is a misdemeanor, therefore depending on your circumstances you could receive a sentence that includes jail time.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Eric J Schurman, Attorney at Law
    Eric J Schurman, Attorney at Law | Eric James Schurman
    Depend upon the degree of suspension and how many priors (if any).
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    Arrested, taken to jail, charged with a crime get fined jailed or both.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    The Law Office of James McKain
    The Law Office of James McKain | James McKain
    That answer depends on too many factors to address here such as, was the stop valid, were you actually suspended, why were you suspended, etc. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney, many offer a free initial consultation, thereby allowing you to discuss your case specifically.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Michael R. Nack, Attorney at Law
    Michael R. Nack, Attorney at Law | Michael R. Nack
    In all likelihood the officer will write you a ticket for Driving While Suspended. The worst thing that could happen would be for you to simply plead guilty, pay a fine and take a conviction. The DOR in that case would Revoke your license for up to a year, and your insurance company would probably cancel you making it difficult if not impossible to get insurance. In many cases when this happens an attorney can help you avoid a conviction.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Elmbrook Law Offices
    Elmbrook Law Offices | Gregory Straub
    You will receive a citation for operating a vehicle while suspended.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Jonathan S. Willett Attorney at Law
    Jonathan S. Willett Attorney at Law | Jonathan S. Willett
    Hello- You will be charged with driving under revocation. You should immediately try to have your license reinstated if possible and bring your reinstated license to court.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Law Office of Thomas A. Medford, Jr., PC
    Law Office of Thomas A. Medford, Jr., PC | Thomas A. Medford, Jr.
    If you were driving a car and your license was suspended you would be subject to arrest on the spot, you would be placed in handcuffs and taken to the police station for processing and your car would be impounded and towed away if there was no one else in the car with a valid license who could drive the car away from the scene.
    Answer Applies to: District of Columbia
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Attorneys of Michigan, PLLC
    Attorneys of Michigan, PLLC | Daniel Hajji
    You may be arrested and if convicted you can face jail time, probation, fines and costs, including driver responsibility fees for 2 years in a row. If you have prior DWLS convictions, you can also face additional penalties, including losing your driving privileges.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Donahue, Sowa & Magana Attorneys at Law
    Donahue, Sowa & Magana Attorneys at Law | Glenn M. Sowa
    It depends on the reason for the suspension.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
    It depends on why the license was suspended and where you got pulled over. If it was suspended because of a DUI, then it's mandatory jail time according to the statute. Some jurisdictions will allow you to enter a conditional plea, where if you get a license it is a lower penalty than if you are unable to get a license.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Michael Maltby, Attorney at Law
    Michael Maltby, Attorney at Law | Michael Maltby
    Usually, if you don't have any priors you will be cited and released with the warning not to drive until you get your privilege to drive reinstated.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
    Cynthia Henley, Lawyer | Cynthia Henley
    You will go to jail. Depending on why it is suspended and if you have prior suspended license convictions, it could be a Class B misdemeanor or possibly a class A misdemeanor. If you are on probation, it could result in the revocation of your probation.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Gonzalez Law Associates P.C.
    Gonzalez Law Associates P.C. | Carlos Gonzalez
    In new York city you will be arrested an held for 24 hours and then arraigned in front of a criminal court judge. Aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle is a misdemeanor charge. Anywhere outside of new York city you'll likely be given a summons to appear in court on another date but still charged criminally and arraigned before a criminal court judge, outside of NYC it's much less likely you'll be arrested initially however...
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Law Office of Rodney Nosratabadi
    Law Office of Rodney Nosratabadi | Rodney Nosratabadi
    Depending on why your license was suspended, you may have pay a fine or do some jail time or both. Call me at 714-955-8365 to discuss further.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Law Offices of James A Bates
    Law Offices of James A Bates | James A Bates
    Depends why it is suspended. If was suspended for a dui that is bigger trouble. Mandatory 10 days in jail. Most courts will reduce the charge if you are able to get a valid license before the next court date.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Connell-Savela
    Connell-Savela | Jason Savela
    If suspended for a DUI type case, it is a 30 day minimum jail and likely a 10000 bond plus an additional year of dl suspension. Possible arrest and search of car and self.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    John Segelbaum, P.S.
    John Segelbaum, P.S. | John Segelbaum
    You will be charged with the criminal offense of Driving While Suspended Second or Third degree, depending on the reason for the suspension or revocation. In addition, you could be arrested and taken to jail and your car could be impounded. I handle a lot of license suspension charges.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Leyba Defense, PLLC
    Leyba Defense, PLLC | Matthew Leyba
    You could potentially face criminal charges. Depending on the degree of your suspension could face jail time. You should probably consult with an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Law Office of Michael Morgan, l.L.C.
    Law Office of Michael Morgan, l.L.C. | Michael Morgan
    That depends a lot on what jurisdiction the traffic stop took place in and what degree of license suspension is involved.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 7/29/2011
    Clifford Clendenin & O'Hale, LLP
    Clifford Clendenin & O'Hale, LLP | Locke T. Clifford
    You'll be charged with driving on a revoked license, a class 1 misdemeanor which can carry up to 120 days in jail, depending on the person's record and why the license was initially revoked.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 6/14/2011
    Law Office of Joseph A. Katz
    Law Office of Joseph A. Katz | Joseph A. Katz
    If your license was suspended as a result of a DUI, your car will be impounded for thirty days. The impound fees will be around $1,000. You will charged with a misdemeanor, CVC 14601.2, and the fine for that charge, if you are convicted, will be in excess of $1,200. You will also be on probation after that, and might have to serve out a brief jail sentence (or do so on a work release or "house arrest" program). Bad news.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/1/2011
    Reeves Law Firm, P.C.
    Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
    DWLS (Driving While LIcense Suspended) is a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by not more than 180 days in County Jail and a fine not to exceed $2000 or a combination of both. What exactly will happen is very dependent upon multiple factors, your attitude at the time, the cops attitude at the time, the County/District Attorney's work load, reason you were stopped, etc. There may also be an administrative fee payable to the Texas Department of Public Safety. In other words, this is Very expensive - think of it as the most expensive fine you will ever pay.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 4/27/2011
    Law Office of Jonathan T. Sarre
    Law Office of Jonathan T. Sarre | Jonathan T. Sarre
    In Oregon, where I practice, the police typically impound and tow your car for driving on a suspended license. You also get either a citation or you get arrested. Whether the officer simply cites you or arrests you usually will depend on whether your license is suspended at a "violation level" or a "misdemeanor or felony level."

    If you defaulted on tickets, had too many tickets, missed court, were convicted of drug or non-DUII, non-assault traffic crimes, owe fines or are eligible to get your license back but haven't reinstated it, your license is usually suspended at a "violation level," meaning the charge of Driving While Suspended (DWS) is a traffic infraction. This means the worst that can happen to you is a fine (kind of like a speeding ticket). If your license is suspended for a DUII conviction or a breath test failure or refusal, then your license is suspended at a "misdemeanor level." This means you can go to jail if convicted of the DWS. In Oregon you will also receive a mandatory minimum $1000 fine for the first offense.

    If your license is suspended for, among other things, a motor vehicle-related assault, then the DWS is considered to be a felony and you could go to prison. If you are pulled over, don't admit to the cop that you knew your license is suspended. Try and keep your mouth shut and ask for an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 4/27/2011
    Michael Anthony Wing, P.C.
    Michael Anthony Wing, P.C. | Michael Anthony Wing
    It's a misdemeanor. You are subject to jail time, so you can get appointed counsel if you can't afford your own. Stay well.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 4/26/2011
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law | William C. Gosnell
    This is a misdemeanor.
    Answer Applies to: Tennessee
    Replied: 4/26/2011
    Law Office of Richard Williams
    Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
    You will likely receive a ticket for driving with license suspended, you may have to go to jail to be booked, and your car may be towed.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 4/27/2011
    Harris Law Firm
    Harris Law Firm | Lauren Schmidt-Dipaola
    You could be charged with the crime of Driving while suspended.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 4/27/2011
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
    Officers have discretion to either write a ticket or make an arrest. Most likely you will be arrested for this offense.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 4/26/2011
    Harris Law Firm
    Harris Law Firm | Jennifer C. Robins
    The consequence for driving while suspended depends on the reason your license is suspended. It can range from a violation requiring the payment of a fine, to a misdemeanor and, in some cases, even a felony.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 4/26/2011
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    It is a misdemeanor crime. You could either be cited/ticketed, or could be arrested and jailed. That is up to the officer at the time. If serious about hiring an attorney to help you in this, feel free to contact me.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/26/2011
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    You will be cited and or arrested. Your car may be towed. Your best bet is to stop driving until you can get your driving privilege reinstated.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 4/26/2011
    Law Office of Tracey S. Sang
    Law Office of Tracey S. Sang | Tracey Sang
    There is a chance you will be arrested. If you're lucky you will just be ticketed. Better yet, do whatever you need to do to get your license back!
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/26/2011
    Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller
    Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller | Thomas Mueller
    It depends on whether you have prior arrests and also the reason for the suspension. If the suspension was for DUI it is treated more severely by the courts. For more info or a quote, call.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/26/2011
    Law Office of Andrew Subin
    Law Office of Andrew Subin | Andrew Subin
    You will be arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license. The seriousness of this offense depends on the reason why your license was suspended. If it is suspended because of a DUI, that would be driving with a suspended license (DWLS) in the first degree, a fairly serious crime. If it was suspended because of unpaid traffic tickets, that would be DWLS in the third degree, a much less serious offense. If you have to drive with a suspended license try not to get pulled over: stay off the phone, buckle your seatbelt, use your turn signal, drive the speed limit. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 4/26/2011
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
    That depends on factors that you have not given. If you can get your license before the court date you can show it to the Judge it will be reduced to driving without a license. If you just need more time to get your license as the judge for it and you will most likely get a continuation. Driving without a license is a infraction and you will only be subject to a fine. If you cannot get your license it will depend on why. If you are on probation for a DUI you may get some time in jail or your probation started over from the current court date. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/26/2011
    Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
    Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
    You should obtain your driver abstract from the DMV to see what your record is.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/26/2011
    The Law Offices of Dustan Neyland
    The Law Offices of Dustan Neyland | Dustan Neyland
    As long as you do not have a prior conviction for driving with a suspended license and your license was not suspended as a result of a DWI conviction, then you will receive a ticket. If you have a prior conviction for driving with a suspended license or your license was suspended as a result of a DWI conviction, then you will be taken to jail and charged with a Class B misdemeanor.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    It depends on why your license was suspended. If it was for an unpaid ticket you simply need to pay the ticket and retain an attorney to get a plea to 509-1, not the 511 charge which carries a fine of $250 and is a violation on your record. If your license was suspended due to a DWI or unpaid child support you could receive a jail sentence or probation. Either way you must retain an experienced criminal attorney to negotiate a favorable plea. Feel free to call for a consultation.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson
    Law Office of Michael E. Hendrickson | Michael E. Hendrickson
    Could be that you'll be arrested and transported to the local jail. DWS (driving while suspended) is a Class 1 misdemeanor in the Commonwealth and, needless to reiterate, a jailable offense.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones
    The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones | B. Elaine Jones
    If you get pulled over and have a suspended driver's license you will be arrested and go to jail if you have knowledge that your license is suspended. It is a misdemeanor charge.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    The Law Office of Eric R. Chandler, P.C., L.L.O.
    The Law Office of Eric R. Chandler, P.C., L.L.O. | Eric R. Chandler
    You will receive a citation for Driving Under Suspension. In some smaller counties they will arrest you.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Harden Law Offices
    Harden Law Offices | Leonard D. Harden
    In New Hampshire, you will be arrested and depending on the reason for suspension, could face a mandatory min 7 days in jail up to 1 year and a 2000 fine.
    Answer Applies to: New Hampshire
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law
    Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law | Thomas J. Tomko
    Should you get stopped and charged with Driving With License Suspenced (DWLS), you will be charged with a 93-day misdemeanor. (Presuming it is a 1st offense). You will be arrested, finger-printed, and your car will be impounded. You will need to post bond to be released. Anything less than this is at the discretion of the police officer and the Court.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    That depends upon the reason you are suspended, and the number of times you have previously been stopped for driving without a license or on a suspended license. From what you are writing here, it does not sound like you have been arrested before for this offense. The offense can be serious, especially if you are suspended or revoked for a conviction of DUI or hit and run. The maximum penalty for a misdemeanor 6-303 is 1 year in county jail and a $2500.00 fine. More likely, you will get supervision, an offense which can be expunged later, from your criminal record. In any case, I would advise you not to drive during the period of suspension, as penalties get very severe with the more arrests you get. Also, a conviction of 6-303 (drive on suspended license) can result in an extension of the period of suspension.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Lacy Fields, Attorney at Law, LLC
    Lacy Fields, Attorney at Law, LLC | Lacy Fields
    This applies for Missouri Licenses and tickets: You will receive a ticket for driving while suspended. If you plead guilty to the charges it will result in points on your license. If you fail to appear in court for the ticket, or if you fail to pay the fines involved, a hold will be placed on your license. You should hire an attorney to get the charges amended to something that won't affect your license.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    You could get charged with Driving with a Suspended License (DWLS) which is a 93-day misdemeanor with fines up to $500. For repeat offenders, the penalties get worse and the likelihood of doing some jail time increases. It will only make it more difficult to get your license back as more points and sanctions will be added. Do not drive if you do not have a valid license. Absolutely nothing good can come of it. If you have an accident with no license, even if you are not at fault, you are presumed to be negligent and could be held responsible or charged with additional crimes.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Theodore W. Robinson, P.C.
    Theodore W. Robinson, P.C. | Theodore W. Robinson
    If you get pulled over and your license is suspended, you will be arrested in most situations. Answer the outstanding tickets if that's what you have and avoid the stay in jail. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan | Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    You will be cited and charge with a misdemeanor and your car can be impounded.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Goolsby Law Office
    Goolsby Law Office | Richard Goolsby
    You would be charged with the misdemeanor offense of driving with suspended license, for starters. If you have been charged, it is important that you retain an attorney ASAP! Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
    Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
    It's a misdemeanor with a possible jail sentence. In addition it is two points on your driving record which could delay your ever getting your license back. Also if arrested you will likely be taken to jail and will have to bail out or go before the judge after being in jail for a couple days.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Expert Bronx Criminal Lawyers
    Expert Bronx Criminal Lawyers | Alexander Sanchez
    If your license has been suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles, then you no longer have the priviledge to drive in New York. Even if you never had a New York license, or have a license from another state, once your license has been suspended, you had better not drive, or you risk being arrested. Driving with a suspended license is a classA misdemeanor, and carrries a penalty of jail, fines, criminal record, community service, or any such combination. Your lawyer may be able to plea bargain your case down to an infraction, which is not a crime, and a fine. Advice: Hire a lawyer to insure this occurs.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Nichols Law Firm
    Nichols Law Firm | Michael J. Nichols
    The officer can arrest you and take you to jail. In either case, the officer will charge you with a criminal misdemeanor that will lead to a suspension on your license.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/24/2011
    Miller & Harrison, LLC
    Miller & Harrison, LLC | David Harrison
    It depends on why your license was suspended, but you could face mandatory jail and the period of your license suspension will be extended by a year.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Mercado & Hartung
    Mercado & Hartung | Stephanie Hartung
    If you are caught driving while suspended (which an officer can determine very easily by running your license plate) you will be arrested and your car can be impounded. The penalty will depend on what degree you are suspended in, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. Driving while license suspended (DWLS) in the third degree is a misdemeanor and is punishable by fine and up to 90 days in jail. DWLS 2nd degree is a gross misdemeanor and is punishable up to a year in jail and conviction will result in a an additional 1 year license suspension. DWLS 1st degree carries a mandatory 10 days in jail for a first offense, 90 days in jail for a second offense, and 180 days in jail for 3rd offenses. You are DWLS 3rd, if your license is eligible for reinstatement, but requires payment. Examples of DWLS 3 include failure to pay an infraction or child support, once you resolve the money owed you can reinstate your license. DWLS 2 is the category of suspension when your license is suspended for a specific amount of time. An example of DWLS 2 is when a person's license is suspended for 90 days due to a DUI conviction. DWLS 1 is a gross misdemeanor and is a status imposed when a person has been ruled a habitual traffic offender from the DOL and suspended for 7 years. If you currently are facing a charge you should consult a lawyer to discuss your options. If you are just suspended and contemplating the risk you should consult a lawyer to discuss the alternative licenses available to persons with license suspensions.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Law Office of Gary Lazar
    Law Office of Gary Lazar | Gary Lazar
    It depends on where you get pulled over and why your license is suspended. If your license is suspended because you failed to pay fines on tickets or because you are delinquent in payments to the Secretary of State, if you pay everything before your court date, with an attorney you may be able to get the charge reduced to "driving with no license on person" or as it's more commonly called, a "no ops" (no operator's permit on person).

    That charge usually just results in a fine, and there are no points associated with it. If the reason your license is suspended is because you have: too many points, a drinking and driving conviction, a drug conviction, an implied consent (refusal to take a breathalyzer test), a reckless driving or because a judge ordered you not to drive, there is a good change that you will see some jail time. If you have a really good reason as to why you drove when your license was suspended (medical emergency, etc.) and a good lawyer, you may get out of that. All of what I have said is based on having a "reasonable" judge. There are a few jurisdictions where the judges are much less tolerant and you could see jail even if your license was suspended for not paying fines. Having a good lawyer is your best defense in dealing with a driving with license suspended charge (and most other charges, for that matter!)
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Law Office of Rankin Johnson IV, LLC
    Law Office of Rankin Johnson IV, LLC | Rankin Johnson IV
    It depends on why it's suspended. The more serious the basis for the suspension, the more serious the offense. Without more details, I don't know.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC | Timothy J. Klisz
    You will likely be arrested, and charged with the misdemeanor, unless you have multiple priors, which will be worse. Your best bet is to get your license back.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Dennis Roberts, a P.C.
    Dennis Roberts, a P.C. | Dennis Roberts
    You will be arrested.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Beard Law Group, P.C.
    Beard Law Group, P.C. | Christopher Beard
    It is a misdemeanor and you will be removed from the car, your vehicle is immediately impounded, and you face possible fines of up to $500 and possible jail time of up to 180 days, and your license can be revoked for an additional six months.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Arnold & Wadsworth
    Arnold & Wadsworth | Brian Arnold
    They will give you another ticket, and you may be hauled into jail depending on the circumstances.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    The Law Office of Craig A. Davis, P.L.L.C.
    The Law Office of Craig A. Davis, P.L.L.C. | Craig A. Davis
    Three words for you: "get a lawyer."
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law
    Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law | Jules Fiani
    If you get pulled over and your license is suspended, you could face charges. It depends what has happened since the time that you were pulled over? Have you hired a lawyer to follow up on the matter for you? I highly recommend that you do so.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Law Office of James E. Smith
    Law Office of James E. Smith | James Smith
    You will get 30 days in jail.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    The Law Offices of Gabriel Dorman
    The Law Offices of Gabriel Dorman | Gabriel Dorman
    Your car will be impounded and you can be arrested. If you license is suspended you should hire an experienced criminal attorney to help you clear up the suspension and get you a valid license. Having a suspended license can often lead to this vicious cycle of never being able to get a valid license because of numerous suspended license convictions. Also, multiple driving on a suspended license convictions can carry hefty jail sentences depending on the reason for the suspension. In any case, you really need the help of a criminal attorney. I hope this answer was helpful. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Law Office of Daniel J. Larin
    Law Office of Daniel J. Larin | Daniel Larin
    You will, most likely be be arrested and your car impounded. You may be released on bond by the jail or you could be held until you appear before a judge or magistrate. You face 93 days on a first offense and a year on a second offense. Bottom line, do not drive with a suspended license!
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Kelly A. Broadbent, Esq.
    Kelly A. Broadbent, Esq. | Kelly Broadbent
    You can be charged criminally with driving on a suspended license. The office can arrest you and have your car towed, or can issue you a summons to appear for court.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 4/24/2011
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    It depends how many times you have been convicted of it before. First time, probation and costs. After the first time many judges start giving days. Some may give days the first time, although I have never had it happen.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 4/24/2011
    Avioli Law, P.C.
    Avioli Law, P.C. | Michael Avioli
    You will be charged with a misdemeanor or felony. Call us.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 4/25/2011
    Rothstein Law PLLC
    Rothstein Law PLLC | Eric Rothstein
    You will get arrested.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/24/2011
    Craig W. Elhart, P.C.
    Craig W. Elhart, P.C. | Craig Elhart
    You will be arrested.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/24/2011
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    It depends what gave rise to the suspension in the first place. If it was a DUI, then you face mandatory jail time. If it wasn't, then you still will have fines over $1000.00 and a misdemeanor on your record. Consider getting a lawyer, who may be able to get the charge dismissed or reduced to an infraction.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/24/2011
    Robert Mortland
    Robert Mortland | Law Office of Robert Mortland
    You will be cited if you are pulled over on a suspended license. However, the severity of the citation will change depending on why you had your license suspended. If your license was suspended for alcohol related reasons (DUI), the citation will be a misdemeanor and they are also able to arrest you at that time. They can cite and release you but they have the option to arrest you as well. Further, there is county jail involved and will change depending on how many priors you have.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/24/2011
    Law Office of Andrew Roberts
    Law Office of Andrew Roberts | Andrew Stephen Roberts
    Your car will get impounded. You will be cited and may get arrested.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/24/2011
    Law Offices of Phil Hache
    Law Offices of Phil Hache | Phil Hache
    They will likely charge you with a vc14601 charge which is an offense tbat can include jail time. Also, if you are on probation, then a probation violation as well.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/24/2011
    Beaulier Law Office
    Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
    You are likely to be charged with a misdemeanor offense of driving without a license. It is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 4/24/2011
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