While you might initially think that driving without a license is not a big deal, it can have serious consequences. If caught, you face fines, jail sentences, and even the suspension of your license. You can learn more about the penalties for driving without a license on this page.
Driving Without a License
The following explains the consequences for driving without a license in the state of Connecticut:
- Up to 90 days in prison.
- $150 to $200 fine.
- A License suspended of at least one year.
- Up to one year in prison.
- A $200 to $600 fine.
- A license suspended of at least two years.
- If a person previously violated these provisions or operated a motor vehicle without obtaining the appropriate license, an additional fine of up to $500 or up to 100 community service hours will be imposed.
- If a person has two previous violations of those provisions, an additional mandatory 90 days in prison will be imposed.
This is according to Connecticut General Statutes Operating vehicle after being refused a license or with suspended or revoked license or right to operate (CGS §§ 14-215(a), (b), and 14-111(b), PA 05-215, §§ 2, 4).
Note: This table is courtesy of Penalties for Driving Without a License or Suspended or Revoked License. For more information on this subject, you can check out the statutes on that page.
If you have been accused of driving without a license, you should take action to save your license. There are potential defenses to driving without a license, such as using a work permit. To fully understand your situation, please contact us. If you have additional questions regarding the crime of driving without a license, we are happy to assist you.