Arrested For Driving Without A Valid Driver’s License?
The California Vehicle Code Section 12500 makes it unlawful to drive a motor vehicle without a validly issued driver’s license. Driving without a driver’s license can be charged as a misdemeanor and result in you having a criminal record which may later be discovered in background checks by future employers or landlords. If you are eligible to receive a driver’s license, we are often able to obtain a continuance so that you have time to obtain a valid driver’s license. We are often able to get the charges reduced to an infraction (i.e. like a moving violation).
If you are charged with driving without a valid license, it is important to consult with the San Mateo County criminal lawyers at Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, because the punishment for this offense can be shocking to most. Upon a first conviction, an individual can be sentenced by up to:
- 6 months in county jail
- Fine of $1000
- Possible impoundment of your vehicle for 30 days
If you are facing charges of driving without a license, the experienced Redwood City criminal lawyers of Ahmed and Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. We offer a free no obligation initial consultation so that we can explain your options and rights. With so much hanging in the balance, you cannot afford to wait so call Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, to obtain your free initial no cost consultation today at 866-477-0965.