Chicago, IL asked in Car Accidents for Indiana

Q: when i get pulled over will i get in trouble if i dont have it in the car can i call parent to prove insurance?

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Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: You are required to keep the information in the car. In a worst-case scenario, you get a citation which will be dismissed if you take a letter to Court FROM YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY, that confirms that the vehicle you were driving WAS COVERED on the date you were stopped. That said, the officer was not clairvoyant - he did not pull you over because he knew you didn't have an insurance card in your wallet. If you are young enough to call your parents for insurance information, a speeding ticket will seriously jeopardize your driver's license. Do NOT pay the ticket. Hire a traffic attorney to negotiate some resolution that keeps the points off your record. Provide your attorney with the afore-mentioned letter from your carrier so he can get that charge dismissed.

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