What is Driving While License Suspended (DWLS)?

Driving While License Suspended (DWLS) – DWLS is the crime of operating a motor vehicle without a valid operator’s or chauffeur’s license. A license is not valid if it is suspended or revoked. A person whose application for a license has been denied or who has never applied for a license and operates a vehicle can also be charged with DWLS.

Maximum Penalties: 93 days in jail and/or $500.00 in fines

*In addition, an individual convicted of a DWLS offense may face additional sanctions from the Michigan Secretary of State including but not limited to cancellation of your registration and license plates (unless the vehicle was stolen or used without the permission of the owner).

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