Cleveland, OH asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio

Q: My child is 17 and out of control she bought a car without my permission she has no license what are my options

She doesn't fully know how to drive no one is willing to put the car in their name out of fear of the title being illegal so she is driving with no tags no plates nothing

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: She is a minor. If an uninsured minor has an accident, the parent could be financially responsible or found negligent if she injures someone. A car won't start without a battery, and won't go anywhere if none of the tires has air. Talk to a school counselor who might have suggestions for counseling. Also talk to the police. If they see the vehicle driving with no tags, they can ticket her, impound the vehicle, and she can go to court and have the judge talk to her.

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