Have you been charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license? This can lead to serious consequences if you are convicted, particularly if your suspension is related to a DUI offense. Not having a driver’s license, of course, is an immense burden nobody would like to face, especially because public transportation is unreliable, and ride share fees are expensive. Even if you thought your reason for driving on a suspended or revoked license was a good one, the law might disagree with you and find you guilty as charged. We’re here to fight those charges.
At Testa & Pagnanelli, LLC, we encourage you to reach out to our law firm if you’ve been arrested for driving with a suspended license. You should immediately contact our experienced license suspension lawyers in Montgomery County for a free consultation to learn how the law applies to your case to determine the most effective legal strategies so we can protect your rights and freedom to operate a motor vehicle.
To fight to get your license back, call today for a FREE consultation by calling (610) 365-4733 or reach out online for a prompt reply.
Why Did I Get Arrested for Driving on a Suspended License?
Many drivers whose licenses have been suspended mistakenly assume, to their detriment, that their driver’s license has been automatically reinstated once 12 months has lapsed post-suspension. This is not the case – you must go through steps to get your license reinstated first. This is doubly true if your suspension was related to a DUI offense, and you likely will need an ignition interlock device. If you are arrested for driving before you’ve had your license officially, legally reinstated, you are subject to the same penalties as anyone else who drove with a suspended license.
What Are the Penalties for Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License in Pennsylvania?
Depending on the reason your license was suspended or revoked, penalties vary. Usually, the penalty is a summary offense with a $200 fine, an added year or two of additional license suspension for a first-time offense, but no jail time. For a second offense, you may be fined up to $1,000 and be placed in jail for 6 months. The penalties are even more severe if you were driving during a DUI-related suspension or revocation.
For example, the penalties if convicted of the offense of driving with a DUI-related suspended license may include:
- For the 1st offense: A $500 fine and 60 to 90 days in jail
- For the 2nd offense: A $1,000 fine and at least 90 days in jail
- For the 3rd or subsequent offense: a $2,500 fine and at least 6 months in jail
Our License Suspension Attorneys in Montgomery County Offer Free Legal Consultations
At Testa and Pagnanelli, LLC, our attorneys understand you are likely frustrated and frightened that your driving privileges are at stake due to what’s happened after your arrest. We will help devise legal strategies to get your driving privileges reinstated as soon as possible or help avoid more severe penalties on top of your existing hardships you’re already facing.
To schedule a consultation for tenacious legal guidance and dedicated advocacy from lawyers who care, please contact Testa & Pagnanelli, LLC today at (610) 365-4733. We serve clients throughout Montgomery County, Norristown, and the surrounding regions.
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