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Can you drive after your driver's license expires?

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Driving with an expired license is illegal, but the penalty for doing so varies by state. In some states, driving with an expired license leads to a ticket; other states might add points to the driver's record.

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An expired license is not the same as a suspended license. License suspensions can be the result of civil or criminal offenses. As a result, the penalties typically differ between the two types of illegal licenses. It's also important to note that, as of 2015, some states impose a fee on drivers who don't renew their licenses on time. Connecticut, for example, imposes a $25 fine for late renewal, even if the license expired the day before.

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