Potential Risks and Consequences of Driving on a Suspended License

StatePotential Penalty
AlabamaImmediate vehicle impoundment (fees to tow, store and get it out), jail time up to 180 days and up to $500 fine.
Alaska80 hours of community service or 10 days in jail, license suspension increased by at least 90 days.
ArizonaJail time for up to 6 months, possible vehicle impoundment
ArkansasJail for 2 days – 6 months, $500 fine.
CaliforniaJail for 5 days to six months, fines up to $1,000.
ColoradoJail up to 6 months, $500 fine and additional 1 year suspended license.
ConnecticutJail up to 3 months or a fine up to $200.
District of ColumbiaUp to 1 year in jail or a fine of $2,500.
Florida60 days in jail or a $500 fine.
GeorgiaJail for 2 days to 1 year and a fine up to $500.
IdahoJail for 2 days to 6 months, a fine up to $1,000 and an additional 180 day suspension.
IllinoisJail up to 1 year and a fine of up to $2,500.
IndianaJail between 6 months and 2 years, 6 months and a fine up to $10,000.
IowaFine between $250-1,000 and additional license suspension up to 1 year.
Kansas
KentuckyJail for AT LEAST 90 days and increased license suspension by 6 months.
LouisianaJail for up to 6 months and/or a fine of up to $500.
MarylandJail for up to 1 year, fine of $1,000 or both, and a possible increase in your license suspension for an additional year.
MassachusettsJail for up to 10 days, a fine of $1,000 or both.
MichiganJail for up to 93 days, a fine of $500 or both.
MinnesotaJail up to 90 days, fine of $1,000 or both.
MississippiJail for 48 hours to 90 days, fine up to $500 and 6 months additional license suspension.
MissouriJail not to exceed 1 year.
MontanaJail for 2 days up to 6 months, $500 fine, increase of license suspension by 1 year and impoundment and immobilization of vehicle for 30 days.
NebraskaYou will be unable to operate any motor vehicle for 1 and your license revocation will be increased by the original time.
NevadaJail up to 6 months, a fine of $1,000 or both.
New Jersey$500 fine.
New MexicoJail for 4-365 days, possible fine of $1,000 and possible vehicle immobilization.
North CarolinaJail for 1-10 days, fine of $200 and an additional 1 year suspension.
Ohio500 hours of community service and a fine up to $1,000.
OklahomaJail for up to 30 days, $50-300 in fines or both.
Oregon$220-2,000 fine, possible vehicle impoundment.
Pennsylvania$200 fine, license suspension increased by 1 year if suspended, 2 years if license revoked.
Rhode IslandFine up to $500.
South CarolinaJail up to 30 days, $300 fine or both.
TennesseeJail for up to 6 months, fine of $500 or both.
Texas$500 fine.
UtahJail up to 6 months, $1,000 fine.
VermontJail for up to 2 years, fine of $5,000 or both.
VirginiaJail for up to 12 months, fine of $2,500 or both.
WashingtonJail for up to 364 days, fine up to $5,000 or both.
West Virginia$100-500 fine.
WisconsinFines from $50 to $2,500 depending on license status at time of violation.
WyomingJail up to 6 months, fine of $750 or both.

Every situation and state is unique, please consult with your attorney or your state licensing authority to confirm your requirements and obligations.

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