Hartford, CT asked in Traffic Tickets for New York

Q: I got 4 tickets. One for unlicensed driver, imprudent speed, turn signal vi, and registration vio. Can I go to jail ?

I'm 17 and I accidentally crashed my dads car. I don't have a license or permit. I didn't get arrested only the tickets. It's my first time getting in trouble. What could possibly happen at court?

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Barry Eran Janay
Barry Eran Janay
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If any of them are considered "criminal" charges then jail time may be an available sentence the court could impose. I'd need to see the actual tickets to know the specific charges. In any event, it does sound serious enough that you should get the help of an attorney.

Jonathan Bradford Ripps
Jonathan Bradford Ripps
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • New City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Hi - jail while possible, is unlikely. You should retain counsel and work out a more favorable disposition.

Colette Katz agrees with this answer

Colette Katz
Colette Katz
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: First, retain counsel. Then find out if any of the tickets are criminal, as opposed to vehicle traffic law (violations, not crimes). Your attorney will know the difference and act accordingly. You will probably not be incarcerated.

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