Driving Without A License

Driving Without a License

Consequences of Driving Without a License in Virginia:

  • A first violation of this statute is a class 2 misdemeanor, a second violation is a class 1 misdemeanor
  • 6 demerit points on driving record (11 years) – The DMV will suspend a driver's license if he/she gathers more then 18 points over a 12 month period, or
  • 24 points over 24 months. § 46.2-506
  • Possibility of increase in insurance rate
  • Additional suspension
  • Possible fine
  • Realistic possibility of jail time if 2nd+ conviction

Driving Without a License Statute:
Code of Virginia § 46.2-300 is Virginia's driving without a license statute. It provides in part that:

No person… shall drive any motor vehicle on any highway in the Commonwealth until such person has applied for a driver's license, as provided in this article, satisfactorily passed the examination required by § 46.2-325, and obtained a driver's license, nor unless the license is valid.

A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Upon conviction under this section, the court may suspend the person's privilege to drive for a period not to exceed 90 days.

As a Charlottesville driving without a license attorney, depending on the specific set of facts of your case I may be able to help you: (1) have your charge dismissed, (2) obtain a not guilty verdict, (3) obtain a less serious charge than the original charge, or (4) obtain an agreement with the Commonwealth which will minimize the negative impact a conviction may have. Please call at 434-979-0308 or use the contact form.

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