If you have been charged with driving while your license is suspended you could be facing jail time, fines, and a criminal conviction on your driving record along with increased insurance rates. If you are accused of driving with your license suspended it is important to have an attorney at your side.
Third Degree is the most common crime of driving while your license is suspended. This is a crime punishable up to 90 days in jail ad a $1,000 fine. You can be charged with this even if you did not know your license was suspended. All the prosecutor has to prove is that you drove your car while your license was suspended.
Second Degree is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $5,000. If convicted, your license can be revoked for an additional year. Meaning, you will have to take the driver's test again before you can get your license back.
First degree is also punishable by up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. There is mandatory jail time of 10 days if you are convicted on your first offense, 90 days for a second offense, and 180 days for a third offense. This is the most serious driving while suspended offense.