Driving on a Suspended License
Wisconsin is one of several states that use a point system to track and assess penalties for tickets and other traffic violations. Individuals who accrue a certain number of “points” on their driving record may have their license suspended or revoked. People who continue to drive despite a court-ordered suspension of their privileges may face serious criminal charges.
It is important that drivers always be able to show a valid driver’s license when operating a motor vehicle in any state. If you have been accused of driving on a suspended license and would like to discuss your legal options, consult the Appleton criminal lawyers of Kohler Hart Powell, SC, SC at 414-271-9595 today.
Driver’s licenses may be suspended or revoked for reasons including:
- DWI or DUI convictions
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Accidents involving the death of another person
- Evading an officer of the law
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Excessive moving violations
- Excessive accidents
If your license has been suspended, you may be able to obtain a temporary or probationary license to drive to work and other court-approved destinations. Otherwise, drivers typically must wait until their license is eligible for reinstatement and should follow all of the requirements of the state to have their driving privileges returned.
Driving on a suspended license may result in fines, criminal prosecution, and possibly jail time for a person if found guilty of the crime. If you or someone you know has been accused of driving on a suspended license, contact the Appleton criminal attorneys of Kohler Hart Powell, SC, SC at 414-271-9595 to discuss your defense.