DUI Crimes such as Driving a motor vehicle while your operating privilege is suspended or revoked can have very serious consequences on your freedom. DUI marijuanaSpecifically, driving with a suspended license can be found in the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code under Title 75 section 1543. There are two separate portions of section 1543 of the Vehicle Code. The first crime deals with driving on a suspended license that is not DUI related. The second crime and the one that is significantly more serious appears under section 1543b of the vehicle code and deals with driving with a suspended license as a result of a DUI conviction. Specifically, in order to be convicted for these crimes, the government must prove the following criminal elements beyond a reasonable doubt: First, that the accused was driving a motor vehicle on any highway or trafficway in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Second, that the accused's driver's license was suspended at the time of his driving. And finally, that the accused had notice of the suspension of his driver's license either in court or from Pendot.
In Pennsylvania, if you commit a number of specific crimes you may be subject to a Driver's License suspension even if you request a Hearing. According to Title 75 section 1532(d) of the PA Crimes Code, the department shall levy a Driver's License suspension to any person upon receiving a certified record of the driver's conviction, or admission into a predication program for a violation of the following crimes without a Hearing: Leaving the scene of an accident Misrepresentation of age to secure liquor or malt or brewed beverages; purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages; carrying a false identification card. If found guilty of one or more of these crimes, you could face license suspension. The duration of the suspension varies and is determined by the number of the offenses you are found guilty of.