If I was pulled over in a car that is not mine that had expired registration and expired insurance, am I still legally obligated to take care of those fines?

Asked on August 21, 2014 under Criminal Law, Nebraska

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

No, it is the owner of  the car who is responsible for maintaining registration and insurance, and therefore for any fines for failing to do so. The exception would be if you had agreed in writing to be responsible for  those amounts--such an agreement is enforceable.


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