Repeat offender charged with misdemeanor Driving Without a License and a related infraction due to a car accident. The infraction was dismissed and the misdemeanor charge was amended to an infraction with a $10 fine, no license suspension and no jail time, notwithstanding a full criminal record.

§ 46.2-300. Driving without license prohibited; penalties.
No person, except those expressly exempted in §§ 46.2-303 through 46.2-308, shall drive any motor vehicle on any highway in the Commonwealth until such person has applied for a driver’s license, as provided in this article, satisfactorily passed the examination required by § 46.2-325, and obtained a driver’s license, nor unless the license is valid.
A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.


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