I rear ended someone I have no lisence. If they decide to report it whats gonna happen to me? Im in Massachusetts

Asked almost 2 years ago - Holyoke, MA

What legal action can the other driver take out on me

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  1. Jessica Ann Foley

    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . You can be charged for operating a motor vehicle without a license. This is if you actually have never had a license - if you have a license but it is suspended for some reason or another, depending on the reason you can be looking at a fine or jail time.

  2. Terri D. Leary

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    Answered . If you were driving without being licensed, then you are not covered on anyone's insurance. Therefore, the criminal charges identified by the other attorneys--driving without a license, or on a suspended license, are only part of the problem. The other driver could alsosue you and the owner of the car you were driving for any damage or injury they suffered. If you were the owner and your car is not registered or insured, these are also criminal charges you will face.

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  3. Valerie J. Semensi

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    Answered . The question is unclear. Criminally ,you could be charged with driving without a license or driving after revocation, if you had one earlier on. You could also be charged with operating MV negligently depending on the facts.

    Civilly, the driver could try to make a claim with his/her insurance company if injured. If injuries are less than $2K, the insurance company pays and may subrogate against you. If injuries are over $2K, they can try to get a chunk of money from you personally (as you may be uninsured...depending on the MV you were driving).

    Sorry...there are so many unanswered facts here that I cannot be too specific with the answer.

    Best of luck.

    Valerie Semensi @! 781.383.1940

  4. William N. Chambers

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    Answered . You would be looking at a large fine.

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  5. Henry Lebensbaum

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    Answered . You can be charged by the police for operating without a license.

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  6. Robert Don Fink


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    Answered . This question should be directed to a traffic defense lawyer. I have reclassified you question so that someone better suited to answer the question can do so.

    This response is not intended to act as legal advice. I am not licensed to practice law in any state other than... more
  7. Daniel Nelson Deasy

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    Answered . Well, you could face a traffic charge for having no license and you may have to repair the guy's vehicle. Talk to an attorney about your situation.

    In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship.... more

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