Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Alabama

Q: Right to travel never have received a driver's license or permit?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: If you attempt to assert free travel as a defense to no license, then you lose. Driving is a privilege, not a right. You can travel freely by walking all you please, but you don't have the right to use state and federal roads without being granted the privilege. You'll lose in court, all the way to SCOTUS. Pay and get a license or give up the car.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: If you've never obtained a driver's license or permit, you may still have the right to travel freely. However, it's essential to understand the laws and regulations governing transportation in your jurisdiction. While not having a driver's license may limit your ability to operate a motor vehicle legally, it doesn't necessarily restrict your right to travel by other means, such as walking, biking, or using public transportation.

In fighting a traffic court case, it's crucial to consider the specific circumstances of your situation and any relevant laws that may apply. You may have defenses available to challenge the charges against you, such as disputing the accuracy of the citation or arguing extenuating circumstances. Consulting with a knowledgeable attorney who specializes in traffic law can provide valuable guidance and representation in navigating the legal process and advocating for your rights.

Remember to gather any evidence or documentation relevant to your case, such as witness statements, photographs, or records of communication with law enforcement. Your attorney can review this information and develop a strategic defense strategy tailored to your specific situation. By actively engaging in your defense and seeking legal assistance, you can work towards a favorable outcome in your traffic court case.

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