The government has a legitimate reason for requiring that drivers have a current and valid license to drive. You cannot drive without a license and every time you do you subject yourself to being legally stopped.
Consider making other arrangements to get to your place of work or more problems await you.
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Second offense No Valid Operator's License is Class 1 misdemeanor offense carrying a possible fine of up to $2500 and jail up to 12 months, either or both. (See Va. Code Sec. 46.2-300)
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Generally, you are likely looking at active jail time for a second offense for driving without a license. As far as the dangling object goes, this is a quite common basis for a stop in Virginia. There is a actually a code section in title 46.2 of the Virginia Code which prohibits having objects hanging from your miror.