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Can I go to jail for a driving without a license charge?

1 Answers. Asked on Oct 01st, 2012 on Traffic Violations - Illinois
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I got caught driving without a license when I made an illegal lane change. The license had expired for 5+ years. The police officer said the driving without a license charge would be dropped if I got a license before the court date, but I can't establish residency in Illinois (or any other state), and so I can't get a license. What can I tell the judge so I won't be sentenced to jail? I can pay the fine if necessary.
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Answered on Oct 09th, 2012 at 11:29 AM

  Driving without a license is a crime in Illinois. It is always advisable to obtain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney rather than attempting to defend oneself. Please contact a lawyer as soon as possible before your court date.

Lori G. Levin

Attorney at Law

180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700

Chicago, IL 60601


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