Penalty for Driving Without A License in Wisconsin: Jail?
Will I Go To Jail For Operating While Revoked?
There are many reasons that someone’s license can get revoked, one of the most common being a conviction for operating while intoxicated. Even a first offense OWI comes with at least six months of revocation of driving. In most cases, people are eligible to drive with an occupational license. That occupational license will limit the number of hours you can drive and your purposes for driving. If you are out driving and not within your hours or driving for one of those limited purposes or driving without an occupational all together, you can get arrested for Operating while Revoked.
Penalties for Driving Without a License in Wisconsin
Operating while Revoked is a criminal charge, it is not a ticket. If convicted, you could face up to a $2500 fine and one year in jail. Additionally, the court could further suspend your operating privileges resulting in other possible penalties through the Department of Transportation.
The reality of the matter is that people could get jail time, but it is imperative to hire an attorney who knows the ins and outs of these types of cases. There are many ways for people to avoid jail if this is the first time this has happened. Many times things like getting your regular license back can make a difference in the outcome of the case. Sometimes there are ways to avoid this criminal conviction all together!
If You Are Caught Driving Without A License In Wisconsin
It is very important that you hire a law firm who knows what they are doing when it comes to a charge like Operating While Revoked. Contact Grieve Law today, a group of award winning attorneys who work with these charges on a daily basis!