What do you mean "if you get your license"? I thought you said you had a valid Utah license.
A valid license of one state is accepted in another state if you are merely passing through. If you plan to live in a particular state, then you would have to get a license for the state of your new residence.
One state cannot charge the citizen of another state for their license.
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I do not think that is going to work because when you present your Utah license, the Judge is going to see the issue date and expiration date and will know that on the day you were stopped, you did not have a valid Utah license. Many people make this same mistake, believing they have a valid license, but they just dd not have time to renew it.
The Courts and Judges have looked at this idea quite differently, they state that a driver has a valid driver's license only if they are in possession of it. It it is still at the
DMV because it was not renewed, then they do not hold a valid driver's license.
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