Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: My 11 year old stole my new car that wasn’t insured while I was sleeping resulting in a head on collision.

I know financially I am liable but as far as punishment what is the standard. They so far have issued

her two traffic tickets. No license and no insurance which are both in adult court because there is no traffic violations for youth so what do you think will happen

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: she has a defense as an 11 year old can't form intent (they say). As far as the no insurance it's knowingly operate the car on the road without.

As to the insurance, if you notified the insurance company when you bought the new car or shortly after that then it would have insurance under most policies.

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