Driving Without A Valid Driver’s License


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What To Do After You Are Charged With Driving Without A Valid Driver’s License

In Illinois, driving without a valid driver’s license is a serious offense with significant consequences. As a team with concentrated focus on moving violations the attorneys at Shifrin Law Group, in Chicago, are committed to protecting your interests, your record and your driving privileges. Get the experienced guidance and client-centered, results-driven representation you need and deserve.

Knowing What Is At Stake After This Charge

Driving without a license is typically charged as a Class B misdemeanor and will result in the Illinois Secretary of State suspending or revoking your driving privileges.

You will be charged with a Class B misdemeanor if you are caught driving on a license that has been expired for over a year, driving if you have never been issued a driver’s license or permit, or if you are too young to obtain a driver’s license or permit.

In addition to criminal penalties, the Secretary of State may suspend or revoke your license for a period of time, ranging from a suspension of two months to complete license revocation.

  • First Conviction: 2-month suspension
  • Second Conviction: 4-month suspension
  • Third Conviction: 6-month suspension
  • Fourth Conviction: 12-month suspension
  • Fifth or Subsequent Conviction: license revocation

If you have been charged with driving without a valid license, talk to our skilled traffic violations team to help explain your options, fight the charges and help you avoid losing your license altogether.

Get A Free Consultation On Preserving Your Driving Privileges

Being charged with driving without a valid license can result in serious penalties including the loss of your license and your ability to move around independently to your work, for appointments, for your family and as a part of your social life. We will work to lessen the charges and prevent major disruptions to your life. Call our Chicago team at 312-766-4223 or reach us online by using our request form. Our founding attorney speaks fluent Russian, making us capable of serving you in either the English or Russian language.