If you do not have a valid driver’s license in the state of Maryland, it is illegal for you to drive a car or operate any other motor vehicle. If you are caught driving with no license, you could face serious and harsh penalties, including:
- Up to 60 days in jail (first offense)
- Up to a $500 fine (first and second offenses)
- Up to a year in prison (second offense)
- Points against a future driver’s license
It is important that you contact a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after being charged with driving with no license in order to avoid penalties and other consequences. Felipe Santo Domingo is an experienced attorney with proven successes in traffic litigation, and will bring expertise and professionalism to your case.
There are many defenses against this type of charge, including:
- You had no knowledge that you were driving with no license
- Police error (for example, the officer charged ‘driving with no license’ when he or she should have charged you for driving on a suspended or revoked license)
- Making a motion to suppress all evidence arising out of the officer that stopped your car
Although it may seem easier just to plead guilty to driving with no license, the consequences aren’t insignificant. If you want to keep your driving record clear and your insurance premiums manageable, hiring a defense attorney is in your best interest.
Felipe Santo Domingo will do everything possible to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced. Call today to schedule an appointment for a consultation. 1-800-Have-DUI.