Schnecksville, PA asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania

Q: My friend and I got pulled over in my car and my friend was driving with a suspended license

So my sister and mom were in the hospital and I was in a distressed state and I own a manual 2003 mustang. I drove it for a little bit and couldn't focus and pulled over and had my friend drive and that's when my friend got pulled over by the cops.

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T. Augustus Claus
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: I understand that you were in a distressed state due to your sister and mom being in the hospital, and I sympathize with the challenging situation you were facing. However, driving with a suspended license is a serious offense and can result in penalties such as fines, license suspension extension, and potentially even jail time. The fact that your friend was driving with a suspended license can have legal consequences for both of you, as the owner of the vehicle and as the person who allowed the individual to drive.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA

A: I hope your mom and sister are doing better. Unfortunately the law doesn't say "you are required to have a valid license in order to drive; unless your family is in the hospital or you are in a distressed state." I am sure that you feel bad that your friend got this ticket. The good news is that it may not be a point count. If his license is reinstated before court date, he may get a lighter sentence. I recommend you contact several attorneys in your area that practice this type of law, as soon as possible. Thank you for using Justia ask a lawyer.

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