Driving While License Suspended or Revoked charges are serious. The McHenry County State's Attorney aggressively prosecutes these offenses. Luckily, Evan E. Randall has the experience and knowledge required to defend in an equally aggressive manner. 

The first step in handling driving charges such as these is to obtain a driving abstract. These are obtained from the Secretary of State and cost $12. Once reviewed, it will be known exactly why the license is suspended or revoked. A plan will then be prepared to return the license back to valid. It is very important to prepare this plan as it will ensure the best outcome for a driver's case. 

Obtaining a valid license often reduces the misdemeanor offense of driving while license suspended or revoked to a petty offense. Certain agreements can be reached, off the record, to have the charges dismissed without a conviction being entered. A local attorney who is familiar with the court, prosecutors, and police will have the best chances of getting a desirable outcome.


The statute for driving while license suspended and revoked can be found at 625 ILCS 5/6-303. Consequences for these offenses are severe, and increase in severity if there are prior offenses. There are many reasons that a driver's license can be suspended or revoked, including:

  • Failure to appear in court;
  • failure to pay fines, child support, or court fees;
  • DUI-based revocation.

The penalties are most severe for those suspension that occur because of a prior DUI. 


If you or someone you care about is facing charges for driving while license suspended or revoked, hiring an experienced defense attorney is the first step. Evan E. Randall has represent many driver's and has the proven ability to achieve the best outcomes. Call us today at (815) 8800-4529, send us an email at, or visit our contact us page.