Driving while license suspended with knowledge is a second degree misdemeanor the first time and a first degree misdemeanor on the second or subsequent charge. They are both punishable by jail, depends on the judge and your priors and any aggravating factors.
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this is a tough question. it depends on what county, what judge and what prosecutor you have on any given day. Hire a good competent local lawyer in your county to help navigate the system.
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The prosecutor will not care why you drove. If you do not have a valid license do not drive. Both are punishable by jail. The more cases the more likely jail will be considered by the prosecution.
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