Can An Out-Of-State Resident Be Charged With Driving on a Revoked License ?

In People v. Weakley, 176 Ill. App. 3d 274, 530 N.E.2d 1168, 125 Ill. Dec. 759 (1988), the court considered whether an out-of-state resident could be charged with driving on a revoked license under section 6-303(a). Weakley, 176 Ill. App. 3d at 274-75. Specifically, the State wanted to charge an Iowa resident whose driver's license was revoked by Iowa with the offense of driving with a revoked license under Illinois law. Weakley, 176 Ill. App. 3d at 274-75. The Weakley court concluded that the language of section 6-303(a), which stated that "Any person who drives or is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle on any highway of this State at a time when such person's driver's license is revoked or suspended as provided by this Code or any other law," (Ill. Rev. Stat.1987, ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-303(a)), did not reveal the legislature's intent to broaden its application to foreign jurisdictions because the statute referred to the Code. Weakley, 176 Ill. App. 3d at 276.