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The Difference Between Dismissal and Expungement

When you are charged with any suspected crime ranging from summary offenses to felonies, the case will be recorded as an active criminal charge on the state judiciary website. If you have the charges dismissed for any reason, you will face no legal consequences. However, potential employers may see that you were once charged with a crime and they might hold this against you. The only way to truly clear your record is by going through a subsequent procedeure known as expungement.

How does your commercial drivers license affect your health?

If you earn a living behind the wheel of a commercial vehicle, you are likely on the road a lot. Whether you're a college student, working part time to earn income for tuition payments or are the primary breadwinner for a family, it can be quite challenging to keep up with the duties that accompany your commercial driver's license and the other responsibilities and obligations in your life. Busy lives typically have negative consequences; where your CDL is concerned, your health may be at risk.

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.

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