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Went to jail with invalid license

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Went to jail for driving with invalid license for surcharge in Texas. I paid the surcharges. What should I do next? Get a lawyer. What kind? Live in small town and police searched my car without my consent. Was told I didn't use my blinker within 100 feet of turning while the officer was so close on my tail. Constantly followed when I return from work at night. I'm a nurse so I work shift work.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 8 months ago.
Hello, Driving without a valid license is not a traffic violation. It's a class B misdemeanor. You need a criminal lawyer. If you're a nurse you don't want a conviction on your record. If you fight the case, your lawyer would be able to challenge the stop and the search at a special pre-trial hearing. Alternatively, if you want to resolve this quickly, he may be able to bargain this down to a traffic infraction or find some other way to keep a conviciton off of your record.

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