Driving on a suspended or revoked license is a misdemeanor offense and penalties depend on “why” the license was suspended. Your driving record and prior convictions for driving with a suspended license can also determine the nature and depth of punishment. If the offense is not related to DUI, sentencing includes:
First time conviction
For the first offense, a minimum fine of $300 and maximum fine of $1,000 can be charged, plus penalty assessments and/or imprisonment for five days to six months.
For the next offense within five years, the penalty ranges from $500 to $2,000 plus jail time of ten days to one year. But if the license was suspended or revoked due to a DUI offense, the penalties are harsher and with a second offense, the penalty reaches up to $ 2,000 and a minimum of thirty days in a county jail to one year at the maximum.
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