Driving Without A License
In Georgia, driving without a license is not just another traffic violation. It is a serious offense that should not be ignored and could lead to a Bench Warrant for your arrest for Failure to Appear if you do not pay the ticket or appear in court.. Generally, the only real defense is that you weren’t carrying your license at the time even though you did have a valid license. If you were cited or arrested for driving without a license, contact a driving with no license attorney at Hawkins Spizman Fortas today at (404) 933-1153 for a free case review.
Driving Without Ever Having Had a License
While some states only consider it to be a violation for a person who has never had a license to drive, Georgia classifies this offense as a misdemeanor carrying penalties of up to 12 months in jail or a $1,000 fine. A conviction may also affect your ability to obtain a license in the near future.
Driving With a Suspended License
Driving while your license is suspended is even more serious. The same maximum penalties apply, but there is a minimum sentence of two days in jail and a $500 fine. 2nd and 3rd offenses carry penalties of at least 10 days in jail, a fine between $1,000 to $2,500, a six month additional license suspension, and a license reinstatement fee of up to $410 dollars. Subsequent offenses are felonies with a minimum of one year in prison and a fine of $2,500 to $5,000.
If you’ve been charged with driving without a license or driving while your license is suspended, don’t take any chances. Call a lawyer that handles driving with no license on person tickets as soon as possible. Our traffic violation lawyers can still help you:
- Identify any unique aspects of your situation that may create a viable defense
- Pursue the possibility of pleading guilty to a reduced charge
- Request a restricted license for travel to work instead of a total suspension that could cost you your job
- Argue for the minimum sentence allowed under the law
Start moving forward by contacting our office at 404-933-1153 to schedule your free consultation.