Yes! A foreign license is better than no license! One of the issues that creates the most confusion among drivers and police is the issue of what counts as a valid license in Virginia.
Many of my clients who get pulled over for speeding or some other driving infraction are also given a ticket for No Operators License, even though they have a license from their country. But here’s some advice from someone who knows the law: showing the officer your foreign license is better than having nothing at all. You will probably still get a ticket for No Operators License, but we’ll have a much better shot at winning your case in court if you show the officer your foreign license. If you don’t have your license from your country, get it! And don’t be fooled: An International license doesn’t count.
There are a lot of complicated details under Virginia law regarding this issue, and I know them all. I won’t bore you with them here, just remember to always carry your foreign license and show it to the police officer if you get pulled over. If you were ticketed for No Operators License, give us a call at (757) 464-9224 or contact us online to set up your free consultation.