Penalties for driving with a suspended license
Despite the qualms one may feel with going through the process of regaining their license, the choice to drive with a revoked or suspended license can lead to much higher costs in penalties and additions to one's criminal record. The penalties associated with driving without a license range from charges of a minor misdemeanor to a 3rd degree felony.
Also, most of the monetary costs associated with these penalties outweigh the standard fees one has to pay just to regain their driving privileges through their state reapplication process. Furthermore, a majority of these penalties extend beyond fines involving money, requiring offenders to serve jail time for extended amounts of time.
Driving without a license is a serious offense and is treated as such in every state. When you are deciding between going through your state’s requirements for regaining your driving privileges or driving without a driver’s license, keep in mind the offenses that can be added to your record if you’re caught driving without one.
These offenses can remain on your record for years to come, with no full proof way of getting them removed, unless you refrain from driving illegally in the first place. Remember to ask yourself the question that could potentially save you from added stress and fines: Is it worth it?