In Illinois, driving without a license can result in criminal charges. The law requires all persons who operate a vehicle on highways to possess a valid driver’s license.
Driving without a license can result in the following consequences:
Illinois is unique among states in that the Secretary of State will suspend the driving privileges of a person who is convicted for driving without a license. If the person did not have a validly registered license at all, they may be required to complete the suspension period before they will be allowed to apply for one. Upon a third offense of driving unlicensed, the person’s driving privileges may be totally revoked, and can only reinstated after a formal hearing.
The services of an Illinois lawyer can be very helpful in cases involving driving without a license. In some cases, the consequences can be reduced if the person takes step to renew a previously suspended license, or furnishes proof of a license and insurance to the judge. A criminal defense lawyer can assist the defendant in preparing the necessary documents and put forth any defenses available.
Last Modified: 07-17-2014 01:21 PM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
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