My brother got a ticket in my car, he won't pay. Now what?! Please help.

Asked over 1 year ago - Woodbridge, NJ

It's one of those $140 camera light tickets. It has my plates and car pictured. My brother was the one driving my car this night. We got into a huge argument and I ended up pushing him.. Now he's saying he isn't paying. I have car insurance, phone bill, gym membership and other things to pay. I can't really afford to spend an extra $140 right now. What should I do? I would rather he having to deal with it so he can learn his lesson.

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  1. Jeffrey Anthony Skiendziul

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    Answered . Even though he is your bother, you shouldn't be putting your hands on him in the midst of an argument. Otherwise you could be facing a simple assault charge for pushing him. Then you'll have a whole new problem on your hands to worry about beyond the $140 ticket. That aside, you should contest the ticket and plead not guilty. Good luck in court.

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  2. Lars A. Lundeen

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    Answered . Request a hearing on the ticket, attend the hearing, tell the judge your brother was driving, give the authorities his full name, address and telephone number. Then let your brother deal with the consequences.

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  3. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Best bet is to fight the ticket and let the judge know you weren't driving.

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  4. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer

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    Answered . obviously, he knows whether he was driving at the time the photo was taken and therefore responsible for the ticket. Unfortunately, as the owner of the vehicle you are liablity to pay the fine . If you want to go that far, you can always sue your brother in small claims court to recoup the payment; naturally, don't let him ever drive your car again.

  5. David B Pittman

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    Answered . You could go to the court date and fight the ticket.

  6. Kevin Coluccio

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    Answered . You should consult with a traffic ticket attorney.

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