Driving Under Suspension
Sometimes, when people have their license revoked or suspended, they do not take these punishments seriously. They might feel that submitting to this punishment is too much of an inconvenience in their lives. Also, they might think that no one will catch them driving under suspension anyway. However, driving under suspension constitutes a serious offense that also counts as a criminal offense in the state of Connecticut. If you have a suspended license and someone catches you driving during your suspension, you will face serious consequences. Avoiding this issue is in your best interest if your license has been suspended.
If caught driving under suspension, you face:
- First offense: A fine of $150-200, up to 90 days in jail, and revocation of license for one year.
- Second offense: A fine of $200-600, revocation of drivers license for 5 years, and a jail sentence of up to one year.
- Driving with a suspended license due to a DUI, manslaughter with a motor vehicle, or assault with a motor vehicle will result in a $500-1,000 fine, revocation of drivers license for one year, and a jail sentence of up to 5 years, 30 days of which you must serve.
It is best to comply with a short driving suspension to avoid it becoming a larger one.