Operating a Vehicle for Hire without License - AC 19-506(b)

Here is the text of this offense:

§ 19-506. b. 1. Any person who shall permit another to operate or who shall knowingly operate or offer to operate for hire any vehicle as a taxicab, coach, wheelchair accessible van or for-hire vehicle in the city, without first having obtained an appropriate license therefor, shall be guilty of a violation hereof, and upon conviction in the criminal court shall be punished by a fine of not less than four hundred dollars or more than one thousand dollars or imprisonment for not more than sixty days, or both such fine and imprisonment.


This offense, a misdemeanor criminal charge, given the 60 day potential jail sentence, generally applies when the police believe that a person is operating as a taxi cab without an appropriate license from the Taxi and Limousine Commission.


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