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New law increases penalties for unlicensed drivers who badly injure or kill
Legislation was recently signed into law that will increase penalties for unlicensed drivers found guilty of causing great bodily harm or the death of another person.  This applies to drivers who knowingly drive despite the fact that their license has been suspended or revoked. 
 
Under this law, the maximum penalty for someone who causes great bodily harm to another while driving without a license is a Class I Felony, or a $10,000 fine and up to three and a half years in prison.  If someone causes the death of another person while driving without a license, this new law makes it a Class H Felony or a $10,000 fine and up to 6 years in prison.