Operating After License Suspension (OAS)
Operating after license suspension (OAS) is driving on a suspended license or driving with a suspended license, and the driver has been notified of the suspension. If the original suspension was from a conviction other than OUI (DWI DUI), the mandatory minimum penalty for a first offense includes a $250 fine. For a second offense OAS when the conviction was not an OUI (DWI DUI), the mandatory minimum penalty includes a $500 fine. OAS convictions can also trigger further suspension of your license to operate a motor vehicle.
If a driver’s license is suspended for Operating Under the Influence (OUI), Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI), an Operating after license suspension (OAS) charge includes a mandatory minimum penalty of a $600 fine, seven (7) days in jail, and at least a one (1) year additional license suspension. For each subsequent charge of Operating After Suspension (OAS) from an OUI (DWI DUI), the fines get higher, the jail time is extended, and more time is added to the original license suspension.
If you have a suspended license, and have been charged with driving on a suspended license (whether OUI (DWI DUI) related or not), the consequences can be significant, call The Nielsen Group for your free consultation today.