Q: Citation for Driving without Valid license in Edmond, Oklahoma what will I be facing ?
I have never had my permit and or license but I am working on getting it before the court date next month. My citation was for driving without a valid license, the officer gave me a Warning along with the citation stating my court date. I’m ordered to pay $150 dollars on or before the court date, as well as me getting my license before that AS WELL. This is my first offense so I’m not sure if I’m going to jail, or just seeing the judge to plead guilty and pay the $150 dollars? How does this all work? Has this ever happened to any of your clients? Do I need an attorney for this? Because I am responsible for this I don’t see any point in hiring an attny to fight against the ticket under these circumstances. I’ve asked people if I’m going to jail for this and they’ve said no, just pay the fee and get the license present before the court date. I’ve even asked the municipal court when I called to get the amount of my citation and she said No. But I just want a opinion from one of you.
By all means, get your license before the court date. If you need a little additional time, call the Court Clerk and ask to continue the case to another date, and explain why you want this.
When you appear in Court with your new license, show it to the prosecutor and judge. Chances are they my dismiss the case against you, but require you to pay court costs.
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