Does driving without a license violate probation?

I’m on probation for some stupid moves I made a year ago. While I haven’t had any criminal issues, I’ve lost my license for getting too many points. However, I need to get to work, and I have no other way to get there other than driving. Will driving without a license violate my probation?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Unless your probation contract explicitly states
driving without a license
as a violation of probation, it shouldn’t violate your probation. However, it’s still illegal.
If you’re caught driving without a license, you face:
  • Fines
  • Long-term suspension of your license
  • Possible jail time
Since you’re already in some hot water, you should probably find another way to get to work. Consider:
  • Asking a coworker for a ride
  • Using public transportation
  • Riding a bike or scooter
  • Taking Uber or Lyft
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