Driving Without a License
Do not assume that you will be found guilty just because you have received a citation for driving without a license. There are a variety of defenses that a lawyer can use at trial, and there will always be an opportunity to negotiate with the state beforehand. Even if you do not have a license a police officer must still have probable cause to pull you over. This is not something that the courts take lightly and if the officer is trying to create some sort of probable cause after the fact it will be exposed on the stand. There are also numerous cases where police officers write citations for a person who is in the driver’s seat of a parked car, when the law requires evidence of driving or attempting to drive. If argued correctly either of these issues could result in your citation being thrown out. Benjamin will examine all aspects of the traffic stop in your case to see if there is any possible way to legally challenge it. He will conduct a thorough examination of all the facts surrounding the stop including taking pictures of the area and speaking with the officer and other potential witnesses prior to trial. Even if the stop was valid there may be a way to convince the prosecutor to reduce the charges to payable citations or drop them entirely. Call Benjamin at 410-207-2598 to discuss your case at anytime. The Herbst Firm offers flexible payment plans and will try to accommodate potential clients with all types of tickets including driving on learners permit or without proof of valid insurance or registration.