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Is driving without carrying a valid license illegal?

Let's say that you get stopped on a routine check by the police while driving. You do not have your driver's license on your possession. Driving without your license is not illegal, but it is likely that you will be asked to prove that you do indeed have a valid driver's license within a certain time-frame, or face a fine. Driving with no valid license whatsoever is always illegal, however, and carries serious consequences.

Receiving a petty misdemeanor for a traffic violation

There are two main categories into which crimes can be separated. The more severe of these categories is known as a felony, and the less severe is known as a misdemeanor. Within these main categories, there also exist sub-categories. A petty misdemeanor is the least severe category in its class, but it is more serious than what is called an infraction.

What are strict-liability offenses?

Traffic tickets are extremely common, and a reality for many people in the U.S., considering that 90 percent of people over the age of 16 have a driving permit. However, because of the huge role that driving plays in our day-to-day lives, and because of the dangers associated with it, many laws have been put into place, and the violation of these can lead to a traffic ticket.

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