Can you go to jail for driving under suspension?

One of my friends had her license suspended and kept driving. I’ve been telling her it’s a bad idea, but she didn’t listen to me and she got pulled over yesterday on her way home from work. Will she have to go to jail for this, or will she just have to pay some fines? We live in Indiana, so driving laws can be a little strict.

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
We’re sorry to hear about your friend’s predicament. You can go to jail for driving under suspension, but different states have different punishments for this offense. This is because driving with a
suspended license
can be classified as a crime, a misdemeanor, or even a felony depending on which state you live in.
In Indiana, driving with a suspended license is a Class 6 felony. This means that your friend is facing the possibility of imprisonment for between six months to two years, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.
However, it’s possible that a good lawyer will be able to get a plea deal so that she can avoid some of these consequences. Advise your friend to find an attorney as soon as possible so that she can start to prepare!
A driving while suspended charge can also have a pretty significant impact on your insurance rates. Luckily, the
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