Hello,Unfortunately, there really aren't many: -- you renewed it and can prove it but the new one hasn't come in the mail yet.. - you couldn't have possibly known your licnese was suspended. (Sometimes, for example, someone else uses the car, gets tickets, fails to pay them and it kicks back at you). But generally, there's really no good defense here. There are only excuses, and they are not legal defenses. Guilty with an excuse is still guilty. The best thing to do with a case like this is to clear the suspansion ASAP and bring proof to the court that you've resolved the problem. Under those circumstances, the prosecutor may be willing to dismiss or reduce the charges, particularly if you have a lawyer to negotiate for you.
This is a situation where the driver has never been issued a license. She still has to take the test. Can she just try to get the license before showing up in court and perhaps ask the judge for a PBJ and/or pay any applicable fines?
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