What happens if you drive with an expired license?

A friend of mine has an expired license, but he says he’s going to keep driving to work. What happens if he gets caught?

Melanie Johnson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Oh, no! Tell your friend not to drive until he gets his license renewed! If you’re caught driving with an expired license, you could face fines, points added to your driving record, imprisonment, vehicle impoundment, and increased car insurance premiums.
In short: it’s not a good idea!
Here’s more on that:
  • Penalties vary by state, but in general, you could face fines of up to $250.
  • Your license may be suspended for up to three months.
  • You may have to serve jail time.
  • Your vehicle could be confiscated.
  • Points may be added to your driving record, which will result in higher car insurance premiums.
Not to mention, it’s just
not safe
. Be a good driver and keep your license up to date!
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