Did you get pulled over for driving on a revoked license? If you had a revoked license because of an OWI (driving while under the influence) and were driving without an occupational license, you might be surprised that you are facing a criminal charge.
What Happens if You Fail to Appear in Court?
If your case is a criminal case and you fail to appear at the initial court appearance, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. Operating After Revocation (OAR)s can come with some harsh penalties.
What Is the Penalty for Driving With a Revoked License in Wisconsin?
- Jail time up to 1 year
- 6 Months Revocation of Driving License
- Fine up to $2,500 plus court costs
If you hire an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer like Attorney John Bayer to fight your ticket, many of these punishments, including jail time, can be avoided or mitigated.
While license suspension and license revocation are often used interchangeably, they actually carry different penalties. License suspension means that an individual loses their right to drive for a certain period of time. In Wisconsin, this will depend upon the type of license you hold and the number of points you have. While revocation means the individual loses their license completely. In cases of habitual OWI related offenses, an individual could receive a permanent revocation of their license.
Possible Grounds for License Revocation in Wisconsin:
- DUI or OWI conviction
- Failure to pay child support
- Certain criminal convictions
- Driving on a suspended license
Wisconsin does allow individuals to apply for reinstatement of their license following a revocation or suspension, as long as the requirements are met.
Why Call Bayer Law Offices?
In some instances, operating after revocation is not a criminal case so it is important to call an attorney.
During Your Case, Our Attorney Will:
- Go to court with you
- Get the records for the case
- Build a strong case
- Resolve your ticket with a positive outcome
Our firm represent clients in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Kenosha, Racine, Walworth, Rock, Sheboygan, Washington, and Jefferson Counties.
Contact Bayer Law Offices today to schedule a consultation with our Milwaukee lawyer.
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