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RCW 46.20.015

Driving without a license — Traffic infraction, when.

(1) Except as expressly exempted by this chapter, it is a traffic infraction and not a misdemeanor under RCW 46.20.005 if a person:

     (a) Drives any motor vehicle upon a highway in this state without a valid driver's license issued to Washington residents under this chapter in his or her possession;

     (b) Provides the citing officer with an expired driver's license or other valid identifying documentation under RCW 46.20.035 at the time of the stop; and

     (c) Is not driving while suspended or revoked in violation of RCW 46.20.342(1) or *46.20.420.

     (2) A person who violates this section is subject to a penalty of two hundred fifty dollars. If the person appears in person before the court or submits by mail written proof that he or she obtained a valid license after being cited, the court shall reduce the penalty to fifty dollars.

[1999 c 6 § 4; 1997 c 66 § 2.]

Notes:

     *Reviser's note: RCW 46.20.420 was recodified as RCW 46.20.345, June 1999.

     Intent -- 1999 c 6: See note following RCW 46.04.168.