What Are the Penalties for Driving on a Suspended License?


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The penalties for driving on a suspended license vary by state and include fines, jail time and continued suspension of the driver's license, according to CriminalDefenseLawyer.com. The penalties are often more severe for repeat offenders. Driving after the suspension period has passed without satisfying the court's requirements for license reinstatement can result in being found guilty of driving with a suspended license or driving without a valid license.

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What Are the Penalties for Driving on a Suspended License?
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The Connecticut General Assembly notes that drivers who operate a vehicle with a suspended license can face up to 90 days in jail, receive a $150 to $200 fine and have their licenses suspended for an additional year for the first offense. Multiple offenses carry penalties of up to a year in jail, a fine of $200 to $600 and suspension of the license for up to two additional years. Repeat offenders may also receive an additional mandatory 90-day prison sentence and an additional fine of up to $500 or 100 hours of community service.

DMV.org notes that in addition to fines, jail time and further license suspension, violators may also have points put against their licenses, be sentenced to perform community service, face felony charges or have their licenses permanently revoked as a result of driving with a suspended license.

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