Penalties for Driving Without a License

In Pennsylvania, you are forbidden from driving a vehicle on the Commonwealth’s roads without a valid driver’s license.

If you are convicted of driving without a license you will usually be charged with a summary offense. If so, you will probably be fined $200.

If you are pulled over by the police and don’t have your license with you, you won’t be charged with driving without a license if:

  • You produce a valid driver’s license within 15 days of the violation and take it to the office with issuing authority
  • At the time of the violation you had a valid license, but your license was lost, stolen or destroyed.

If you can prove that you have a driver’s license that was valid on the last day of the preceding driver’s license period and not more than a year has elapsed from the last date for renewal, your fine will be $25.

What To Do If The Police Pull You Over

  • Do not try to talk your way out of the arrest.
  • If the police question you repeatedly, politely refuse to answer their questions and tell then you want a lawyer.

How a Pennsylvania Drivers License Attorney Can Help

For most of us, driving is a necessity. You need to drive to get to work or school or to run errands. When you don’t have a license you still have those same pressing needs. So it is tempting to drive without a license.

When you are up against a traffic violation, you need a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney who will stand by you every step of the way, work hard to discredit any evidence – and work with you to determine your best course of action.

Pennsylvania Traffic Violation Law

Traffic violation is described and defined under The Pennsylvania Code under Title 75. Read the code here.

Questions? Contact us today.

Based on the evidence, Fienman Defense will try to get your traffic violation charges dismissed or lowered. Should the case go to a hearing or trial, our experienced team of Pennsylvania drivers license attorneys will fight to present the strongest defense possible for your situation.