Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) or Invalid (DWLI)
What is Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) or Invalid (DWLI)?
When a person's license is suspended or invalid, s/he is not allowed to legally drive for a specified period of time. Once that period of time expires, the person may apply for the reinstatement of his/her drivers license. Until then, the person cannot legally drive. Any person that operates a motor vehicle while his/her driver's license is suspended or invalid can be arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) of Driving While License Invalid (DWLI).
Driving while license suspended/invalid is a serious crime and should never be taken lightly. Even though most people who drive with a suspended license are charged with a misdemeanor, there can be jail time, fines, court costs, community service and additional license suspension periods.
What are the Reasons for a Suspended Drivers License?
There are several reasons why a person's driving privileges may have been suspended. A person may have his/her driver's license suspended if s/he was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), convicted of a Drug Offense, s/he has habitual traffic violations, s/he was involved in a car accident and was uninsured, or s/he has certain medical conditions that prevent him/her from driving.
What are the typical DWLS Penalties?
Any person who is convicted of driving while his/her license is suspended may have to pay large monetary fines, jail time, court costs, and community service. Additionally, the terms of the suspension may be extended for years or expanded.
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