If a licensee under this Code is convicted of violating Section 6-303 for
operating a motor vehicle during a time when such licensee's driver's license
was suspended under the provisions of Section 6-306.3 or 6-308, then such act shall be
a petty offense (provided the licensee has answered the charge which was the
basis of the suspension under Section 6-306.3 or 6-308), and there shall be imposed no
additional like period of suspension as provided in paragraph (b) of Section
(d) For violations of this Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance for which a violation is a petty offense as defined by Section 5-1-17 of the Unified Code of Corrections, excluding business offenses as defined by Section 5-1-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections or a violation of Section 15-111 or subsection (d) of Section 3-401 of this Code, if the violation may be satisfied without a court appearance, the violator may, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule, satisfy the case with a written plea of guilty and payment of fines, penalties, and costs equal to the bail amount established by the Supreme Court for the offense.
(Source: P.A. 97-1157, eff. 11-28-13; 98-870, eff. 1-1-15; 98-1134, eff. 1-1-15.)