Driving without a valid license is against the law in every state. The penalties range from state to state and can vary depending on certain factors such as the kind of invalid license or whether it is a first or subsequent offense. Depending on these factors, consequences can range from fines to jail time. You can see a full list of penalties for driving without a license by state, here. What follows is an in-depth discussion about the penalties of driving without a license.
While driving without a valid license is against the law, the consequences often differ depending on whether the person driving does not have a valid license, or their license is suspended or revoked.
If you are stopped by a police officer and happen to not have your driver’s license on you, this is considered a traffic offense rather than a misdemeanor. You will likely still be ticketed for failing to present a valid license, but in many cases, if you present your valid license when you go to court, you will likely pay a small fee and your ticket will be dismissed. Even though this penalty is not severe, it is a reminder to always make sure you are carrying your driver’s license with you to avoid getting ticketed and having to show up to court.
Below is a quick summary of the potential consequences drivers face for driving without a license.
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