Friend got charged..cause the car register under his name..but i was the driver..so im going to court today to tell the judge it was me..what are they gonna do?
You really shouldn't do that. Both of you need to hire attorneys before you say or do anything else. You could very well be arrested.
Attorney DeMatteo is correct, you should not speak with the prosecutor. You should have legal representation.
Don't do it without first talking with a criminal defense lawyer. You could be subject to possible perjury charges and more
If you were the one driving and he was the registered owner and you hit and ran from the scene iof an accident; you have exposure for the evading and license charge (if you too lack a license, or it was under susoension) while it is rare that the prosecutor will believe someone else trying to take responsibility for someone else's charges once they failed to do so at the time of the arrest; it is possible they will believe you and arrest you for the same charges and keep the charges pending against him and see who they believe, if either, during the case. You should contact an attorney and tell him/her the story and let them advise you how best to proceed. I know that "morally" it may seem like the right thing to do is tell the court that it was you; but that may not effect your friend's case at all; and may just get you into trouble and do nothing to help your friend. The law revolves around legal "eithics" which are at a different standard than morals...and an attorney will be able to advise you of what the best course of action would be for you. And I'd hire an attorney familiar with the court where the case is because they will know best how the prosecution will react to someone trying to take credit after the arrest has already been made. Hope that helps.
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