My question involves a driver's license issued by the State of: Kansas/Missouri
I moved from MO to KS 3 years ago but never got a new KS driver's license.
I was recently pulled over (for speeding) and got a ticket for not having a KS license (KS Code 8-235 is what was wrote on the ticket as the violation), but I still had an unexpired, valid MO driver's license. I looked up the state law code and thought this was for having an invalid driver's license, but I was actually able to goto the County court website, look up my case, and see that I am being charged with "No Driver's License" for this, and that it is a class B misdemeanor.
What I'm confused about is how can I be charged with not having a driver's license (at all?) when I showed one for another state at the time I was pulled over. I tried calling the court to see what the fine might be, they (admin clerks) did not know and said I had to go to the court date but also seemed confused at the charge. I've tried leaving messages with the district court prosecuting attorney, but I'm still awaiting response.
Can someone help me to understand how I'm being charged with having "no driver's license?" And what this might mean as far as fines?
Also, how/why is this a misdemeanor? I'm not too familiar with what constitutes a misdemeanor, but other acts that I've looked up seem more severe than simply driving with an out-of-state license.