Driving with a suspended license can be one of the most serious traffic offenses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Depending on the specific facts of the case, an accused could be facing a mandatory 60 days in prison for a conviction of such traffic offenses, DUI third offense or if he or she has any priors even a two year minimum mandatory period of time in prison. Make sure to immediately consult or retain and experienced Chester County Criminal Lawyer if you are being investigated for or have been charged with the crime of Driving with a suspended license.
There are basically three different types of traffic offenses for Driving with a suspended license charges that an accused can face. The first and least serious type of crime is driving with a suspended license for a defendant that has never been convicted of Driving Under the Influence. The biggest penalty associated with a conviction for this crime is that the accused will have his driver’s license suspended for a year.
The second type of crime associated with an individual driving with a suspended license is a driver who drives with a suspended license that has been suspended as a result of a conviction for a DUI. This is known as a 1543(b). vehicular homicide A person convicted for this crime shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $500 and to undergo imprisonment for a period of not less than 60 days nor more than 90 days.
Finally, the last type of driving with a suspended license is for a person is driving with a suspended license dui related and also has an amount of alcohol by weight in his blood that is equal to or greater than .02% at the time of testing or a narcotic. Such defendant’s shall, upon a first conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $1,000 and to undergo imprisonment for a period of not less than 90 days.
(ii) A second violation for this crime shall constitute a misdemeanor of the third degree, and upon conviction be punishable by a fine of $2,500 and prison sentence of at least six months.
(iii) A third or subsequent violation of this crime shall constitute a misdemeanor of the first degree, and upon conviction is punishable by a fine of $5,000 and imprisonment for a mandatory 2 years.