California Vehicle Code Section 12500(a) prohibitions a person from driving without a valid license in California. While a less serious charge than driving on a suspended license (Vehicle Code Section 14601), this charge is a misdemeanor. An experienced attorney can appear for you in court and help get this charge reduced to an infraction or dismissed all together. Contact us at 916-546-8052 to discuss your case today.
Under the California Vehicle Code and officer may charge you with driving without a valid license if you are caught driving where;
The penalties for driving without a valid license as a misdemeanor are;
As an infraction the possible penalty is;
Just looking at the two differences in penalties, it is easy to see why an attorney should be involved to try and get the penalty reduced from a misdemeanor to infraction and the very minimum. In some cases if you get your valid license after being cited we can convince the court to dismiss the charge in its entirety.
If you or your loved one has been cited or arrested for driving without a valid license, do not hesitate to contact us at 916-546-8052 immediately to discuss your case. Protect your rights and get the best possible outcome available. Our firm handles these cases all over California, including in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, Sutter, San Joaquin, and Nevada Counties.
California Department of Motor Vehicles – VC Section 12500