Is It Against The Law To Drive Without Your Drivers License WIth You In Texas?
- So, it's at home!
- Um, I thought I had it with me.
- I've lost it and haven't replaced it yet.
These might be some of the excuses you might give if you're pulled over and you don't have your driver's license on you here in Texas. So, you DO HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE but it's not ON YOU or anywhere in the car. Can you get a TICKET for having a driver's license but not having it with you?
YES, IT IS ILLEGAL TO DRIVE WITHOUT HAVING YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE WITH YOU IN TEXAS!
Failure to provide proof of a Driver's License may get you a ticket if the police officer who pulled you over wants to ticket you. So, if you get pulled over in Texas and are asked for your Drivers License you need to have it with you. Yes, you do have a driver's license but it's not on you and it is against the law.
NOT HAVING YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE WITH YOU OR ON YOU MAY RESULT IN A TICKET!
According to this Texas lawyers website....
you might get away with a written warning, but odds are you’ll end up with a ticket for failure to provide proof of a valid license
WHAT'S THE PENALTY FOR NOT HAVING A DRIVER'S LICENSE ON YOUR PERSON HERE IN TEXAS?
Thankfully, the penalty is not that severe if you HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE but it's not on you at the time they ask for it.
you can avoid a conviction by presenting your license as proof to the judge that your license is in good standing, and you’re still legally able to drive. Only then will you avoid further penalties and leave after paying a minimal dismissal fee.
Hopefully, you just get a warning if you get pulled over and don't have your Drivers license on you, but if not, most of the time you just have to show proof that you have a driver's license when you go to court over it.
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