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can you get arrested for not having your license?

if the car isnt in your name?

what if you hid your car and told the cops you dont have one to drive around?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:40 PM on Apr. 26, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (7)
  • No, they can't arrest you for that. The police must witness you drive the car without a license in order for them to arrest you.

    Answer by JeremysMom at 4:48 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Umm... only if you get pulled over. But normally as long as you don't have any other offenses, and you weren't driving recklessly or anything like that they will just give you a ticket, and either tow your car or make you have someone pick it up ASAP.

    Answer by AnnHenderson at 4:44 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Not exactly sure what you are asking but yes if you don't have a licenses and you drive a car (whether it is in your name or not doesn' matter) and you get pulled over then yes you will be arrested. In my town, the bond is $300 cash or $750 property bond. Then the fine is $1500 on top of that. My husband is a booking officer and he gets at least 1-2 people a night in for not having their drivers licenses. My suggestion is if you don't have a license then don't drive.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 4:44 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • You can be arrested for driving without a license, but you don't have to have a license to own a car.

    Answer by nysa00 at 4:45 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • If you don't even HAVE a driver's license (like it's been suspended, revoked, or never been issued), then YES you can get arrested. If you just forgot to bring it with you, I don't think they'll do anything, maybe give you a ticket? Not sure. If the car isn't in your name, it doesn't matter so long as you didn't wreck and the insurance covers every driver. I don't see how hiding your car would matter if you got pulled over in a different vehicle.....

    Answer by srhmldndo at 4:46 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • op here...i was asking if you didnt drive the car, and it was just sitting there in our driveway, can they arrest you if someone called the cops and said "he's been driving without a license". but they have no proof.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:47 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Yes, they can. It is illegal to drive a motor vehicle without a license. You would have to be pulled over though.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:00 PM on Apr. 26, 2009