I was driving and I got pulled over by a state trooper because on of my break light wasn’t working of which I told the officer I was taking it to my mechanic who was close
The officer requested for my license n registration after giving them to him he went to his care and came back with repair ticket and driving without the required license ticket which had a court appearance n two fines
This is a serious traffic offense. You face possible jail, points and fines. You should consult with a traffic lawyer.
Try to get your license before trial. If you do so, the State may be willing to drop the charge.
Driving without a license carries 5 points and possible jail time although most first time offenders do not go to jail. You should have a lawyer representing you on this type of charge.
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Why are you trying to defend yourself on a charge that subjects you to possible jail as well as a significant number of points that may affect your privilege to drive as well as your insurance rates? The ideal situation is for you to obtain or reinstate your license before your trial date, and then your lawyer may successfully talk the prosecutor into simply dropping the charge, or reducing it to a non-jailable offense without points. If you have a history of prior serious traffic offenses, especially driving without a license or driving on a suspended license, or if you cannot qualify for a valid license before trial, then you really need representation. If you get reinstated before trial, you can show the prosecutor your valid license on the court date, but there's no guarantee of any particular result. I agree that jail is not a concern if this is a first offense, but you do not want the conviction and points.
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