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Traffic Violation: Driving Without a License

If you head out the door for work early in the morning and happen to leave your wallet or purse at home, it’s usually no big deal. But what happens if you get pulled over, and you can’t show your driver’s license to an officer? Driving without a license isn’t a serious offense that results in jail time, or major legal charges, but every case is different. It’s important to prepare accordingly, which means hiring an attorney who can provide sound legal knowledge when you need it.

 

Depending on your driving record, there are a variety of scenarios that could play out in court. If you’re worried about what happens next, Apple Payne Law would be happy to assist your cases in Guilford, Alamance, or Forsyth County courts. We’ve had previous experience working on traffic court cases of this nature, and can provide you with proper counsel according to your case.

 

 

What Happens If Your Caught Driving Without A License in North Carolina?

 

Your driver’s license might seem like another piece of documentation that sits in your wallet, often forgotten about, but your license is actually a very important piece of information that should be carried on your person at all times. If you are caught driving a motor vehicle without a license, there are a few possible scenarios that could occur. If you are caught:

 

Driving without your license in possession

  • If you’re charged with driving without a license, this is a minor traffic violation. If you have an operating license and a clear traffic history, this misdemeanor can likely be cleared up. The penalty for driving without a license in possession involves court fees and fines.

 

Driving on a suspended or revoked license

  • It’s important to remember driving is a privilege. If you have experienced previous traffic tickets, or major offenses, and were caught driving with a license on suspension or revocation, then you could be facing more serious legal consequences, including longer suspensions or a permanent revocation (which can be a 2-3 year minimum depending on your offenses).

 

Driving without a valid license

  • If you are driving on an expired license, or you have resided in the state but have yet to obtain a new one, this is a minor violation that will likely result in court fines. You’ll need to get a valid drivers license quickly afterward.

 

Driving under the influence

  • Our team does not handle DUI or DWI traffic cases. However, this usually results in driver’s license suspension or other legal charges. If you need a referral, we work with several quality DUI/DWI attorneys who focus on this area and can help get you back on the road safely.

Some of these offenses are considered class 2 misdemeanors, while others are more serious. In order to protect yourself, it’s best to seek out legal counsel that will fairly represent you in your court case. However, it’s important to have the right legal assistance on your side during these matters. If you need help with your traffic court case contact the legal professionals at Apple Payne Law today.

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PACKAGE ONE

$75

ONE TIME FEE


ELIGIBLE LOCATIONS:


Forsyth - 1B

Guilford - GB1A

Alamance - CRMB


ELIGIBLE VIOLATIONS:


Paperwork Only Violations


Expired License / Registration / Tags



Accidents Resulting in a Ticket & ONLY require Insurance Letter



YOU WILL PROVIDE:


Copy of Citation


Copy of Driver's License


Copy of Paperwork (Renewals, Insurance, etc.)


Any Supportive Documentation



WE WILL PROVIDE:


All Attorney's Fees - up to 3 appearances

(continuances more than 2 times will require additional fees)



YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:


All associated COURT COSTS

All associated FINES


PACKAGE TWO

$125

ONE TIME FEE


ELIGIBLE LOCATIONS:


Forsyth - 1B

Guilford - GB1A

Alamance - CRMB


ELIGIBLE VIOLATIONS:


Any Traffic Citation - excluding DWI / DUI


YOU WILL PROVIDE:


Copy of Citation


Copy of Driver's License


Any Supportive Documentation



WE WILL PROVIDE:


All Attorney's Fees - up to 3 appearances

(continuances more than 2 times will require additional fees)



YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:


All associated COURT COSTS

All associated FINES

Court-order Driving School (if applicable)


PACKAGE THREE

$500

ONE TIME FEE



ELIGIBLE LOCATIONS


Forsyth - 1B

Guilford - GB1A

Alamance - CRMB


ELIGIBLE VIOLATIONS


Any Traffic Citation - excluding DWI / DUI


YOU WILL PROVIDE


Copy of Citation


Copy of Driver's License


Any Supportive Documentation



WE WILL PROVIDE


All Attorney's Fees - up to 3 appearances

(continuances more than 2 times will require additional fees)




YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR


All associated COURT COSTS

All associated FINES

Court-order Driving School (if applicable)


Here's What You Should Expect

1) You submit form, paperwork and pay online (your receipt will be emailed).

 

2) Within 2 business days, we will review paperwork and confirm proper submission/documentation/courts/etc.

 

3) When we have all proper documentation, we’ll send a letter confirming our representation and requesting anything additional documentation; if not correct (i.e., submitted a $75 ticket, but its really a $125 or $500 one), than we will reach out and attempt to remedy. If we receive a response then we’ll proceed accordingly, if there is no response in a timely fashion we will refund the fees and send a letter confirming we were unable to connect, etc.

 

4) We attend court and handle ticket.

 

5) We will communicate outcomes by the end of the next business day.

 

6) We’ll send a formal closing letter with written confirmation of the outcome and supporting documents, if any.

 

** You can call, text or email our office for updates at anytime.

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