Today on NPR I heard that the LAPD would no longer impound the cars of those caught driving without a license, unless there was nobody to legally drive the car away and it could not be legally parked.
That reminded me of something I’ve always wondered about.
I’m sure if you aren’t licensed, you have to go to court and pay a significant fine, but what happens if you just forgot your wallet that day, or whatever? Can you tell the officer your license number, if you know it, which they can verify? I imagine you’d still have to go to court, to show your license, or at least mail in proof, but would you still have to pay a huge fine? Or would it be more like a fix-it ticket, where you don’t pay anything but just show that you have corrected a problem? Or are both types of driving without a license treated with the same severity?