What should I do if I received a misdemeanor citation for allowing a driver with a permit but no license to drive my car and they wee pulled over for an infraction?

UPDATED: Dec 24, 2013

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What should I do if I received a misdemeanor citation for allowing a driver with a permit but no license to drive my car and they wee pulled over for an infraction?

I have a valid driver’s license. The driver was pulled over for a cell phone infraction and subsequently received the misdemeanor (driving without license). The driver is scheduled to take the driver’s test in a week. The driver and I am to appear in court for arraignment in approximately 2 months. We both do not have any previous record of felony or misdemeanor. I am worried about the record becoming permanent.

Asked on December 24, 2013 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It may also be points on your license, which can impact your insurance rates, as well. Allowing a person who has a permit only to drive without a licensed driver is taken quite seriously.  You may wish to hire counsel to a) see if this could be pled down and b) qualify for some form of alternative or delayed conviction to qualify it for expungement later on.


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