I was driving my friends car unaware that she had no insurance and was 11 days late on her registration. I got the ticket in my name because i was driving. We live in kansas. Is there anyway she can take responsibility for this?
This is going to depend on your prosecutor. Get a good attorney and have them see what they can work out. Do you have your own insurance? That might help.
Both of these are misdemeanors rather than simple traffic infractions. This means you could be looking at jail time. It is certainly possible to avoid jail time. Just make sure you do not fail to appear and take care of the matter. You should consider hiring an attorney to help you in the matter.
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If you were driving someone else's vehicle, and you can provide "proof of coverage" which shows that YOU had a valid insurance policy, which "cover's your operation of another vehicle, owned by a third party," most prosecutors will dismiss the "No Proof of Insurance" charge. The owner cannot "take responsibility" for this crime. On a first offense, "No Proof of Insurance" is a class B misdmeanor, and carries a potential penalty of up to six months in jail, and a fine of not less than $300.00, nor more than $1,000.00. If this is a second or subsequent offense, it is a class A misdemeanor, and the minimum fine goes up to $800.00 for a second offense, and up to one year in jail.
The failure to have current registration and/or tag, is an unclassified misdemeanor and crries a potential penalty of up to 30 daysin jail, and a fine of not more than $500.00. I strongly suggeset tht you speak with an attorney which practices law in the area where this ticket was issued, to find out how the local prosecutor and/or court deals with such matters.
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