Driving Without a Valid License in Illinois
Driving without a valid driver's license is generally a misdemeanor punishable by jail or fine. There are many reasons why a client's driving privileges may not be valid, including lack of a social security number or an expired license. A conviction for driving without a valid driver's license will typically result in the Secretary of State suspending or revoking the offender's driving privilege. Although this type of case does not usually result in jail for a first offense, repeated violations of this section often lead to serious consequences and possible jail if committed. In addition, law enforcement may impound the offender's vehicle under certain situations. Under certain extreme circumstances, the vehicle may be subject to forfeiture.