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Is it a felony to ride a motorcycle in any state without a motorcycle license?

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December 15, 2008 5:45AM

In Illinois, it could be upgraded to a felony if charged with DUI or a list of other aggravating factors. Not typically, but many states have laws that upgrade a misdemeanor to a felony if there are repeated violations. I say no. Simply driving along without a license is not a felony anywhere. Just drive safe and don't do anything to give them a reason to "upgrade" the charges. I'm not saying they won't take you to jail, I'm just saying it probably wouldn't be a felony.