On Saturday my fiance and I were heading to a graduation and he got pulled over for going 74 on a 55. His license is suspended so he got a speeding ticket and a summon. The police officer also gave me a summon because she asked if I knew that his license was suspended I was not going to lie to the officer so I said yes, she said I had to go to court and explain to the judge why I let him drive without a license. I gave her no explanation but my reason is because Thursday I had worked until 8 p.m did not get home until 9 p.m and had to be up at 3 a.m on Friday to get to work at 5 a.m. I had a migraine from the lack of sleep and I could not get to sleep Friday night. Saturday morning I had to be up at 7:30 a.m to get my son and my self ready to get to the graduation on time. When I get migraines I get dizzy and nauseous and I prefer not to drive that's why I let him drive that day. I just want to know if the judge will take my license away or if it will get suspended or what will happen. I work an hour from our home and I can not afford to lose my license. I would really appreciate someones answer.
Unless VA has some law I am totally unaware of, no you are not in trouble. I believe the officer was just trying to scare you.
Dear Front Royal - you were likely charged under Virginia Code Section 46.2-301.1 (e), which provides that: (E). Any person who knowingly authorizes the operation of a motor vehicle by (i) a person he knows has had his driver's license, learner's permit or privilege to drive a motor vehicle suspended or revoked for any of the reasons set forth in subsection A or (ii) a person who he knows has no operator's license and who he knows has been previously convicted of driving a motor vehicle without an operator's license in violation of § 46.2-300 or a substantially similar ordinance of any county, city, or town or law in any other jurisdiction shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. You can contact a local lawyer - the AVVO find a lawyer feature is helpful in locating a local attorney - to assist you, since you are looking at a Class 1 misdemeanor - criminal - conviction! good luck.
I disagree with counsel. You need to immediately seek out a Criminal Defense attorney on this matter.
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The very best thing for you to do, and the very best thing that I can tell you to do, is to have a full discussion with a local criminal defense attorney about this. Your excuses are insufficient to me.
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