Driving is a privilege, not a right and when that privilege is abused or used improperly a driving license may be suspended.
There are a number of different reasons why your license may be suspended.
However, a driver should always carry a valid license anytime they drive a vehicle.
A valid license ensures that there are no prior violations that are preventing your from driving. At no time can a driver operate a vehicle with a suspended, canceled or revoked license.
In fact, if you are pulled over by a police officer and do not have a valid license with you, the police will more than likely take you to a police station until they can get the matter resolved.
If you can prove that you genuinely forgot your license, you may be able to avoid a conviction. However, there are more serious consequences for those who drive with a suspended license.
A license that has been revoked signifies that a person has lost their driving privileges; most often this is a permanent condition.
Driving while a license has been revoked is a very serious criminal charge and may result in a prison conviction.
Drunk driving is also a common cause that leads to a revocation of a license, therefore the matter is looked upon with great seriousness.