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 and Sukaram, Attorneys at Law, to obtain your free initial no cost consultation today at 866-477-0965.