Can I get my license with out paying the fines?

I was 17 years old when caught driving with no license or insurance 8 years ago. I’m now 26 and have never been arrested again. Is there some thing I can do to get my license with out paying all the fines? Which at this time have doubled.

Asked on June 10, 2012 under General Practice, Illinois


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, driving a motor vehicle on the public streets is a privilege not a right. Since you have outstanding fines against you for driving without a license and you do not have a driver's license in effect, then the only way to get a driver's license assuming you pass the test to get one is to pay in full the outstanding fines.

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