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Philadelphia Driving without a License Lawyers

What to Do If You Are Caught Driving Without a License
We all know that we must have a driver’s license whenever we are behind of the wheel of a motorized vehicle, but even the most conscientious of people neglect to follow the law at one time or another. If you are caught by a law enforcement official to be driving without a license in Pennsylvania, the penalty can be rather severe. You are looking at expensive fines and possibly a jail sentence in certain situations. There are many possible reasons why you may not have had your license on you, which means that there is a defense that can be lodged in your case. Regardless, you will want to take the charge seriously. You do not want this following you around for the rest of your life. This is why you want a professional criminal lawyer working on your behalf from the beginning.

What is the Penalty for Driving Without a License?

This is a common question and a good one to consider. First, it should be noted that it is against the law to drive any roadworthy motorized vehicle without a driver’s license that is valid and applicable to that class of automobile. That being said, there are some things that you will want to consider here.

Being convicted of this charge the first time will typically result in a summary judgment being issued against you. The fine for that is about $200. An expensive mistake to be sure.

What happens if you do happen to have a valid license but you forgot to carry it with you when you started driving? In that case, you are allowed 15 days from the time that you received the violation to show up in the proper office with a valid driver’s license. If you can do that, then you will not be charged for the violation of driving without a license. The other exception is if you can prove that your license was either destroyed, lost, or stolen just before you started driving. In which case, you will still have the 15 days to show a valid replacement license.

It should be noted that there is also a provision in the law for individuals who can prove that they have a driver’s license that was valid up until the last day of the previous period for the driver’s license. If that is the case, and no more than one year has gone by from the last day of renewal, you will only be fined $25.

Here’s What To Do If You Get Pulled Over By the Police

You might get a hollow feeling in the pit of your stomach when the police pull you over and you cannot produce your driver’s license. This is not a time to panic. If you have a valid license, you have nothing to worry about. If you do not, there are still options. The key is to begin by being respectful to the police at all times.

You do not want to try and talk your way out of getting the violation or being arrested. The police are just doing their job. The more respectful you are to them, the faster you can get on with putting this whole episode behind you. If the police start to ask you a lot of questions, respectfully decline to provide any answers. Instead, clearly state that you would like a lawyer.

Call a Lawyer

As soon as you can, you will want to contact our office. We are experienced in handling cases just like this. There are defenses that can be mounted against a charge of driving without a license. The important thing is to consult with a lawyer right away so that you can get the best possible representation. It is important to have the advice and counsel that your lawyer will provide you from the beginning. Do not delay on this point.

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