What happens if I don't have my drivers license present when a police officer pulls me over?

If this helps I am from California(Bay area)

Update:

And would police officers ask for more information(Social security number, drivers license number (if remembered))?

If this helps, I am from California.

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  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    You are required by law to have your license in your possession while driving.

    Chances are, you will get a warning. If you do get a ticket, you should be able to have it dismissed or reduced if you bring your license with you to court.

    Worst case, you can be detained until the officer has confirmed your identity. That could be quite a hassle.

    Source(s): Law enforcement since 1991
  • 1 decade ago

    Not too much. We will ask some additional questions and then run your name to confirm you really have a valid DL. Likely a warning, rather than ticket.

    On the odd occasion (if you can't prove who you are) you might be booked (photographed and printed) due to the regularity of folks lying about their name and conveniently having no ID.

    Source(s): Me; Cop
  • 1 decade ago

    I give you a $100 ticket. If you bring the proof to court, it is reduced to $25.

    Source(s): Me Police Officer
  • 1 decade ago

    ..chain gang

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