What happened if I don’t get my license before my court date?
2 attorney answers
Driving without a license is a very serious offense, which can include jail time. Many courts and prosecutors are willing to reduce it if you get your license between when you are charged and your court date.
Well, you will probably be fined even more. No one here can tell you what the judge is going to do if you fail to acquiesce to his ruling. I would suggest that you do as the judge says and get that license asap!
If you don't do so, I would suggest contacting an experienced defense attorney who specializes in traffic citation defense. He or she may not be able to get the charges completely dismissed but may at the very least mitigate any penalties against you and may be able to help you obtain a driver's license, as your failure to comply with the judge's ruling may preclude you from obtaining one now.
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