Driving Without a Driver's License in Richmond
Superior Representation from Traffic Ticket Attorneys
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, operating a motor vehicle without a valid
driver's license is a violation of the law. There are a few exceptions,
which include certain military personnel and individuals operating farming
Any new resident to this state has 60 days to acquire a Virginia driver's
license. Several steps must be completed:
- Passing a required written test from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
- Passing a road test from the DMV
- Show proof of identification
- Show proof of residence
- Show proof of insurance
All of the above factors are needed in order to obtain a Virginia driver's
license. If charged with driving without a driver's license, you face
the penalties listed below. It is highly recommended that you get in touch with a
Richmond traffic ticket lawyer immediately in order to discuss your options. The sooner you begin working
on a case, the better your attorney will be able to defend you.
Penalties for Driving with a Valid Driver's License in Richmond
Failure to comply with the laws of operating a motor vehicle in this state,
if convicted, constitutes a Class 2 misdemeanor. A Class 2 misdemeanor
is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and / or a fine of up to $1,000.00.
These penalties could profoundly affect your life.
If convicted a second or subsequent time, this becomes a Class 1 misdemeanor,
which is punishable by up to 1 year of incarceration and a fine to not
exceed $2,500.00, either or both. Also, the courts may suspend your privilege
to drive for up to 90 days. When you are able to obtain a valid driver's
license there will already be 3 points are your driving record, which
will remain in place for 3 years.
Speak with Our Qualified Richmond Criminal Defense Attorneys
With fines, jail time, and high insurance premiums at risk, you should
seek an experienced traffic ticket attorney right away.
Call Carlson & Collier today. We provide our clients with superior representation and sophisticated
counsel. Schedule your
free consultation over the phone with a member of our distinguished legal team.