Re: Penalty for Driving with an Expired License
eventually, yes but not at the moment.
Will I go to jail because I cannot afford the fine?
You can ask. Generally, I would not expect to be allowed such an alternate means of paying the fines but given the economy, maybe there are some judges out there that have a heart.
Is it possible to get out of the fine if I offer to provide some type of a community service act,
acting after the fact does not alter the original charge. A judge may be more lenient if you do have a valid license when you walk in or more oppressive if you have not obtained a license renewal. I would suggest getting it renewed before going to court. It won't hurt even if it doesn't help.
and is it possible to get the case thrown out since I got my license renewed?
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.