Indianapolis, IN asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Indiana

Q: Revoked license in IL, driving in Indianapolis on a valid Michigan drivers license. Is there a punishment, from IMPD?

Could Indianapolis police arrest the driver, having previously been revoked in Illinois despite the valid Michigan license?

1 Lawyer Answer
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: All mentioned states are the members of the Interstate Compact Agreement that share driver's information for the purposes of issuing, revoking, and suspending one's privileges.

Thus, by routine traffic stop, an Indiana police officer or a state trooper may see the actual status of the driver with a revoked privileges in Illinois, notwithstanding having a physical driver's license from Michigan.

In fact, it is very feasible to assume that Michigan is contemplating revoking one's privileges based on Illinois revocation.

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