I was 17 years old (turned 18 years old 8 days after) when I got in a bad car crash, in a intersection with two friends in the car (18 year old and 17 year old), I did not have a license. The officer charged me with an “infraction unlicensed driver” , but 3 weeks later he changed it to a misdemeanor. My friends and I are okay, but the other driver held minor injuries (chest pain), and the ambulance took him to the hospital. As of now my parents and the other driver have filled claims to insurance companies, but it seems that I am in “fault” in the accident but no conclusion yet. What are the likely outcomes of the court decision... will I face jail time? Also this is my first offense...
Your parents insurance should handle the civil claims of the injured. Your ticket will either go through the criminal courts or juvenile probation department. It really just depends how the paperwork is processed. If it is a VC 12500 charge, it is not a point violation, but it is a misdemeanor. It can also still be handled as an infraction. You may have options to avoid a conviction, but you need to speak with an attorney about your options. Call around, many of us offer free consultations.
Get an attorney. The civil claim will be handled by your parent's insurance. Your matter - 12500 VC can be a misdemeanor or an infraction. It would help if you could get your license before court.
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