Traffic Violations

Why You Might Need An Unlicensed Driver Attorney

How Can An Unlicensed Driver Attorney Help?

As a rule of thumb, never let someone drive your car if they don’t have a license. If you let an unlicensed driver drive your car, there are many consequences that can fall on your shoulders. These consequences include fines, being held liable, and potentially losing your own license. Before lending your car to someone, make sure to check that they have a license. Also, find out whether their license is valid or if it has been suspended or revoked. It can also be a good idea to physically check their license to make sure it has not expired. If you have let someone drive your car without a license and you are facing the consequences, you will need an unlicensed driver attorney to help you get through the process. Here are three things that could happen to you if you let someone without a license drive your car.

Lose Your Own License

Even though you were not the one physically driving the car, you could still lose your license. Letting someone drive your car unlicensed is a huge liability. It puts the driver’s life and the life of everyone else out on the road in danger. Driving is a big responsibility and should not be taken lightly. If you let an unlicensed driver drive your car, expect the possibility that your license might be taken away.

Fines Up To $500

In New Jersey, people can be fined up to $500 for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive their car. Not only could you lose your license, but you could owe a lot of money.  Before letting an unlicensed driver get behind the wheel of your car, consider how much money could potentially be lost. 

Held Liable for Accidents

Perhaps the worst consequence of all if you let an unlicensed driver drive your car is that you can be held liable for any injuries or property damage that occur in an accident.  For example, if the driver gets in an accident and someone in another car gets hurt, the injured person could hold you liable even though you weren’t even at the scene of the accident. The scariest part about this is that if you are liable, you could be sued for millions of dollars.

Finding An Unlicensed Driver Attorney

States all around the country take licensed driving very seriously. In fact, people must go through intense drivers’ education courses and driving schools before they are eligible to get a license. If you find yourself in a situation where you lose your license, get fined, or are being held liable due to an unlicensed driver driving your car, you will need an unlicensed driver attorney. The attorney can help you get through any lawsuits and minimize or dismiss fines against you. Leon Matchin is the perfect man for the job.  He is an experienced defense attorney who is here to help you with your case. For more information, contact Leon at leon@matchin.intersectwp.com or call his office at (833) 732-7320.

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