If a driver either refuses to show a license to a law enforcement officer, or drives without a valid driver’s license in their possession they may be charged with Failure to Present a Driver’s License. The court is required to dismiss the charges if you can produce for the court a driver’s license which was valid at the time of the arrest. If you are charged for refusing to show a driver’s license to a police officer then the offense, rather than dismissal, becomes a misdemeanor.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant drove a motor vehicle upon a highway.
2. Defendant had a valid driver’s license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
3. Defendant did not have the valid driver’s license in his or her immediate possession.