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permitting unauthorised person to drive

officer charged me with for allowing some one to drive my vehicle, I said I did not allow him to drive,if I would plead not guilty, could be the other person be charged? even though the citation was all ready issued?from PA.thank you

Asked on June 1, 2009 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I presume that you were not in the vehicle when the police stopped the person.  Therefore, you should get the person driving to admit that they took the car without your permission.  If this is what the person who took your car will say, then you should be able to avoid the charge.  I suggest that you obtain a lawyer to help you with this and explain to the state's attorney that you are not the one at fault.  While you may not want to spend the money, you need to have a lawyer involved here.  If you want to go at this yourself, you may want to have the person driving the car come with you to court to fess up if they will do that for you.


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