Driving on a Suspended License in Utah

Criminal charges for operating a vehicle during a license suspension or revocation period.

As in all other states, Utah drivers can have their driving privileges suspended or revoked for a variety of criminal convictions, traffic violations, and other reasons. And motorists who are caught driving during a suspension or revocation are likely to face criminal charges.

Reasons for Suspension or Revocation

Some of the more common circumstances that can lead to license revocation or suspension include:

These are some of the reasons that can result in the loss of driving privileges, but there are many more.

Reinstating Your License

The period of time your license is suspended or revoked depends on the circumstances. But once the suspension or revocation period is over, you’ll typically need to pay a reinstatement fee and might have to meet other conditions before you can legally drive again. The reinstatement fee is usually $40.

Criminal Charges for Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

In Utah, driving on a suspended or revoked license is a misdemeanor criminal offense. However, the specific classification of misdemeanor and possible penalties depend on the circumstances.

In many instances, driving on a suspended or revoked license is a class C misdemeanor. A conviction carries up to 90 days in jail and a maximum fine of $750.

You can be charged with a class B misdemeanor and subject to more serious penalties if your license was suspended for certain offenses, including:

  • an implied consent chemical test refusal violation
  • driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, or
  • vehicular homicide.

A class B misdemeanor carries up to six months in jail and a maximum $1,000 fine.

Legal Help for Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

Being convicted of driving on a suspended or revoked license can have serious consequences. So, if you’ve been arrested for one of these violations, it’s a good idea to get in contact with an attorney who has experience dealing with this type of case. A qualified attorney can help you understand what you’re up against and decide on the best course of action.

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