What happens if you are caught driving without a license?

I don't have my license yet, but I know how to drive. I have a car I'm able to drive to work. What would happen if I get caught driving without a license?

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“Getting to work is important and it’s often essential to have a car to get there. That said, if you choose to drive without a license, you can face serious consequences.
In most states, you’ll face fines, tickets, and future license suspensions. If you were in the process of getting your license, you would have to wait until a specific date to get your license. This could be six months to a year depending on your state’s law.
If you’re driving without a license, it’s likely that you don’t have proper car insurance. If you get into an accident while driving unlicensed and you don’t have car insurance, you become liable for all damages. And If you are borrowing someone’s car who does have insurance, their insurance may still deny the claim.
Once you get your license in the future, it could be hard to find affordable car insurance. As your driving record has a significant impact on your rate, it’ll be harder to find inexpensive insurance. Hopping on Jerry to compare rates may help, but just avoiding driving without a license is the much better idea.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Sep 10, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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