Floral Park, NY asked in Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for New York

Q: Hey I have gotten a no insurance and no registration ticket but the car wasn’t mines what can I tell the judge ?

2 Lawyer Answers
Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Commack, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: While it sounds unfair, the law requires drivers to know that the vehicle they are driving is properly registered and insured. You can argue that it was not your vehicle, but you may be held responsible for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA

A: The driver/operator of the vehicle is responsible for the condition/paperwork of the vehicle. The best thing you can do is to try to get the owner of the vehicle to cure/fix the insurance and registration before your court date and then bring poof of correction to your court date.

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