What to do if my 14 year old has started driver’s training and I asked him to move a car from the driveway out into the street but he had an accident?

I needed him do if so I could get our other car out. However, when he backed out he hit the neighbor’s car that was at the end of the driveway (my driveway is directly across the street). He freaked and got the accelerator and break mixed up so he went back into our driveway hitting another one of our cars. They have PLPD so we didn’t want to make a claim. I got a ticket and today and went to court. My plea was guilty since it was my fault for letting him move the car. I have to go back for sentencing but now I don’t know if I should of got a lawyer or not. I have never been through anything like this

Asked on July 14, 2014 under Accident Law, Michigan

Answers:

Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Drivers training is not the same as having a driver's license.  As a result he was an unlicensed driver.  Nonetheless, you can usually avoid a ticket if you have a clean record with some type of Stay of Prosecutcion.  You should have retained counsel instead of entering a guiltry plea. Even now, you may be able to withdraw that pela with counsel. 


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