California Vehicle Code 12500: Driving without a License
A driver who is arrested for a DUI and who does not have a valid California driver’s license will usually be also sited for a California Vehicle Code Section 12500. Occasionally, even when a driver is not arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles, police officers will site out-of-state drivers and drivers with foreign/international permits for a misdemeanor violation of California Vehicle Code 12500. In that case, hiring DUI lawyer in Los Angeles might be premature, but we can help you defend against other violations including California Vehicle Code Section 12500 which in relevant parts states:
VC 12500. (a) A person may not drive a motor vehicle upon a highway, unless the person then holds a valid driver's license issued under this code, except those persons who are expressly exempted under this code.
As long as the driver is licensed by a sister/foreign jurisdiction, he is legally licensed under California law (California Vehicle Code Section 12502). International driver’s licenses are disliked by the local police agencies but as long as there is compliance with UN treaty on “The Convention On Multilateral Road Traffic”, to which the US is a signatory, they should be accepted in lieu of foreign driver’s license or permit. While the focus of our practice is defending DUI in Los Angles and other alcohol related driving offenses, we do handle many traffic violations including driving without a driver’s license and driving with a suspended license.
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