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Driving Without a Valid Drivers License

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Nov 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

The trial court errored in granting Defendant's motion to dismiss traffic citation charging him with driving a motor vehicle without a license based on conclusion that bicycle Defendant was operating was a “minibike” and did not require a driver's license to operate. The State has right to appeal dismissal of a traffic citation. Because Defendant's bicycle was powered by a gasoline engine and not an electric motor, it did not meet definition of “motorized bicycle” under section 316.003 and, because of that, defendant was required to have a driver's license. Read opinion below.

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John P. Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-seven years. Prior to going to law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a deputy sheriff before retiring to attend law school. Upon graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida before going in to private practice and representing good people in bad times who have been accused of criminal offenses, dui, and appeals.


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