Criminal Charges for Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License: Obviously, you should not drive while your license is suspended or revoked.  If you do and get caught, you may be charged with a Summary Offense, or in some circumstances a more serious crime.

Penalties for alcohol related suspensions:  If your license was suspended or revoked due to an alcohol or drug induced offense such as a DUI, you may be charged with a Summary Offense. 75 Pa.C.S. 1543(b)(1).  Your sentence may result in the following:  • $500 fine, and • imprisonment for between 60 and 90 days. 75 Pa.C.S. 1543(b)(1).

If your license was suspended for an alcohol/drug offense DUI, and you have a certain amount of alcohol/drug in your system when you are pulled over for driving after a suspension or revocation, you sentence may be the following:      • $1,000 fine and • imprisonment for at least 90 days.  75 Pa.C.S 1543(b)(1.1)(i)

For a second offense in this situation, you may be charged with a Third-Degree Misdemeanor.  75 Pa.C.S. 1543(b)(1.1)(ii).  You sentence may include the following:  • $2,500 fine, and • imprisonment for at least 6 months.

For a third offense in this situation, you may be charged with a First Degree Misdemeanor.  1543(b)(1.1)(iii).  You may be sentenced to:  • $5,000 fine, and   • imprisonment for at least 2 years.

Additional Penalties:  In addition, if you are convicted of driving after suspension or revocation your license will be suspended for a further period of time.  75 Pa.C.S. 1543(c).   In certain situations, your vehicle may be impounded. 75 Pa.C.S. 6309.1(b).

With the foregoing penalties associated with driving on a suspended or revoked license you need legal help.  Marinaro Law Firm can help you through this process so that you may avoid jail and/or an additional suspension of your license.  call us immediately at (717) 397-7055.