While traffic related offenses aren’t the primary part of our criminal defense practice, many of our clients have questions about drivers’ license suspensions, especially those related under the influence (DUI) or drunk driving in Pennsylvania.
Driving on a Suspended License – Section 1543 of Pennsylvania Vehicle Code (Title 75)
Similar to DUI, driving on a suspended license falls under the vehicle code (Title 75), specifically Section 1543. Under Section 1543(a), a person who drives a car or any vehicle while in suspended, revoked, or cancelled status is guilty of a summary offense and will pay a minimum fine of $200.00. Under 1543(b) however, a person who is serving a sentence as a result of an ARD DUI disposition (Section 3802) or a violation of Section 1547(b)(1) DUI-Refusal, is guilty of a summary offense which requires him or her to serve a minimum of 60 days but not more than 90 days of incarceration in county jail