What can happen if I let my boyfriend drive my car without a license? 33 Answers as of September 16, 2012

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Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
If he is stopped and arrested, your car will be impounded and you may or may not be able to have it released from police impound. Your boyfriend will also face jail time for driving without a license. If your boyfriend is involved in an accident, your insurance company may not pay for the damages or defend you and him in any potential lawsuit, since you allowed an unlicensed driver to drive your car.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/16/2012
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
You can be charged with a crime. " Allowing an unlicensed person to drive."
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/16/2012
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq.
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
You could be prosecuted civilly or criminally for negligent entrustment, etc., esp. if he causes injury to another.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 9/16/2012
Law Office of Phillip Weiser
Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
You could be charged with permitting an unauthorized person to drive.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 9/16/2012
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
He can flee from police because he is too scared to go back to jail. He can crash. He can injure someone. Your insurance can go up. He can try and minimize his responsibility by exclaiming that you knew he did not have a license. You can be charged. You can find out that you are pregnant after you are sitting in jail. Shall I go on? If you want to play the game, do not cry when you get burned.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 9/16/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    He can get into a wreck and you will be responsible for the damages as much as he is, because you let him drive without a license and there was no insurance for him.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    You car could be impounded and you would have to pay at least towing charges and storage charges. Depending why he has no license you could be civilly liable for any damage he causes. Bad idea.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC
    Klisz Law Office, PLLC | Timothy J. Klisz
    You can be sued civilly if he injures or kills someone. Not a great idea.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Law Office of Richard Williams
    Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
    He can be ticketed for driving with license suspended.? If he is involved in an accident and at fault, you might be sued for negligent entrustment.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
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    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law | Gary Moore
    You can be charged as though you had committed the offense.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
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    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    He can be charged with driving without a license.I doubt you would have any criminal liability, but if he should be involved in an accident, you could be in for a big law suit against you, especially if your insurance does not cover him, or any unlicensed driver, for that matter.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    You are liable for any damage he does.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Palumbo and Kosofsky
    Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
    I don't know, but it's a dumb idea to begin with why would you give someone your keys that has no license?
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    When he crashes the car your rate will go up. That's what happens.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    You should never let anyone drive your car no matter what the circumstances. If you know he does not have a license you can be charged with facilitating the crime of Aggravated Unauthorized Operation or Driving Without a License. You are also liable for all the tickets, accidents, injuries, or damages that result from his operation of your vehicle. People who do not own a car and do not have the money or credit to rent a car are the most likely people to be irresponsible and either drive drunk, get into an accident, or commit some traffic offense. If you want to help them out then rent them a car and pay for the insurance so that you are not responsible for their actions.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Dunnings Law Firm
    Dunnings Law Firm | Steven Dunnings
    You could have your car taken away.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
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    Attorney at Law | Ernest Krause
    If he causes any damage to anyone or anything your insurance won't cover you.
    Answer Applies to: California
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    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
    You can be charged with allowing an unlicensed driver to operate your car. The state would need to prove that you knew your boyfriend did not have a license and that you knew he was driving your vehicle.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Seth L. Reszko
    I would state that obviously your boyfriend can be ticketed for driving without a license. If your boyfriend gets into a car accident, and you were found negligent in letting him drive your car you can be sued for any damages sustained by your boyfriend. I don't know about whether your insurance will cover your boyfriend.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    He will be charged with driving without a license. If, while driving, he is involved in an accident, or hurts someone, or damages property, they are going to sue you because you owned the car and you let him drive it. Bottom line: what you are doing is very stupid.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey | Michael E. Dailey
    You can be charged for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate your car. In addition your insurance may be voided for collision or comp coverage if it is damaged. If he cared about you he would not drive your car or even ask to do so.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    If he gets stopped he will be arrested and the car may be impounded.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    VALENTE SCHARG & ASSOCIATES | DEAN VALENTE
    You could be charged with Allowing an Unlicensed Driver to Drive your Vehicle, a 93 day/$500 misd. in Michigan.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/16/2012
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
    Nothing unless he is stopped and charged. If that happens, you could be charged with allowing an unlicensed person to use your car and he could be charged with Operating without a license.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
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    Mary W Craig P.C. | Mary W Craig
    If he gets in an accident, you can be sued for negligent entrustment. Don't let him drive without a license.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
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    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    You could be charged with allowing an unlicensed driver to use your car.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/16/2012
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