If I gifted a car to my brotherbut he never transferred the title to his name and got multiple tickets for no insurance, amI responsible?

If I am responsible should I just plead guilty and try and get a reduced sentence. I currently have a revoked license and a not so clean driving record.

Asked on March 12, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Minnesota


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I would show up in court and advise the court that you had gifted the car to your brother but the paper work transferring title to it has not been done where you are still designated as the registered owner. Advise the court that you have not been driving the vehicle and that you you technically do not own the vehicle where you will be processing the paper work shortly to place the car in your brother's name.

Possibly the court with such an explanantion may go easier on you. From what you have written, since you own the car, you are responsible for having proper insurance for it.

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