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I was driving a friend’s car when I got
into an accident. I was not at fault. I
am not listed as an insured driver under
my mom’s insurance and my license is
currently suspended. The other driver
took off and there is no report filed.
My friend still wants me to go and file
an accident report. Can I get into legal
trouble if I go to the police?
Asked on September 18, 2019 under Accident Law, New Jersey
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 2 years ago | Contributor
Yes, you can get in legal trouble since, as you write, your license is currently suspended. It was illegal for you to drive, so since the police will almost certainly want to see a copy of your license (and thus become aware that it is suspended) you can be ticketed or cited for driving with a suspended license.
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