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.
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.
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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