Driving on a suspended or a revoked Illinois driver’s license is a criminal offense. If you are caught, (pulled over) you will be arrested and your vehicle towed. You will be charged with the crime of “Driving on a Suspend or Revoked License” also referred to as a 2-6303 or simply a 6303.
Driving on a suspended or revoked license is a Class A Misdemeanor which a person can be sentenced up to 1 year in the county jail. However, what really happens to you in court is much less then jail time. Typically I can get Court Supervision for a person if they are driving without a license and the reason for them not having a license is based upon a DUI.
If you are convicted of the offense, the period of the suspension, will increase by the same amount as the original suspension. In other words, if you had a 1 year Statutory Summary Suspension, a conviction would cause your license to be suspended for another year.