Allowing a driver with a revoked license to drive my car.

Asked over 1 year ago - Sacramento, CA

I was tired and asked my friend to drive my car (none of us had any alcohol that day) and we saw a DUI checkpoint down the road. At that point my friend said he didn't have his license with him so we made a turn on a side street right before the checkpoint. I got out to switch positions with him and I was in the driver seat and then a cop pulls from across the street (completely invisable) and asks for our IDs. Long story short my car got towed and I was charged for allowing a revoked license to drive my car.
-was it right for the cop to pull me over, and since I was in the driver seat when he did how can he charge me with allowing a driver (which I didn't know)
-since the car was towed (elk grove,Ca) it was put on a 30 day hold. As the registered owner can I do anything to get it outearly

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  1. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer

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    Answered . Immediately retain a criminal defense/traffic ticket attorney, who should be able to handle both issues for you.

  2. Robert Joseph Kaiser

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    Answered . You should fight it. The charge should be dismissed. Contact a local criminal attorney in your area and review the issues with him.

  3. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Retain a local criminal defense lawyer to fight it.

  4. Manuel Alzamora Juarez

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    Answered . HIGHLY UNLIKELY. HOWEVER, YOU CAN GO TO COURT AND ASK FOR A HEARING DATE FOR YOUR TICKET OR HIRE AN EXPERIENCE TRAFFIC LAWYER TO GET YOUR CASE DISMISSED. BEST OF LUCK.

    This answer is provided by California Accident Attorney Manuel A. Juarez, Esq., 510-206-4492. Abogado de... more

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