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I received a citation for permitting a suspended dui driver operate my Justice System, Police, Courts

Discussion in 'DUI, DWI, BUI, Drunk Driving' started by Bobbygirl, Apr 23, 2014.

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  1. Bobbygirl

    Bobbygirl Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I was given a citation for permitting a suspended dui driver operate my vehicle, I was not home at the time and did not know he took my vehicle. He got pulled over for speeding. He called and told me he got pulled over, so I was with my sister in her car on my way home, my sister dropped me off at the location where my vehicle was pulled over. The officer already had a citation filled out and said here's your citation for allowing a suspended driver operate your vehicle, I told him I did not allow him to drive my vehicle that I was not home at the time, anyway he said "he said that you were at home sleeping", I said he might of thought I was at home sleeping because he didn't see me, but my truck was there at the house. He said we know you occasionally allow him to drive your truck, which is not true. I didn't allow him to use my truck, but I am being cited for it, I am pleading not guilty and requesting a hearing. Can you please let me know the PA Law on being charge with something like this?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    I suggest you discuss this with a lawyer.
    The law is noted below.

    It appears to have a $94.00 court fine, but with fees, who knows.
    1574-A PERMIT UNAUTHORIZED DRIVER $94.00


    It also doesn't indicate any points attach for a conviction.

    Here's your defense, OP, I'm in a helpful mood today:
    In order to violate the statute, however, it must be shown that the owner knew or had reason to know that the individual who was authorized to operate the vehicle did not have a valid driver’s license.

    Case citation: Burkholder v. Genway Corp., 637 A.2d 650 (Pa. Super. 1994); In re Moyer, 359 Pa. 536, 59 A.2d 927 (1948)



    This is the law you were cited regarding, I believe:

    http://www.licenserestoration.com/§-1574-permitting-unauthorized-person-to-drive-in-pa

    The law in its entirety:

    http://law.onecle.com/pennsylvania/vehicles/00.015.074.000.html

    http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs...pe=HTM&ttl=75&div=0&chpt=15&sctn=74&subsctn=0

    To prevent this from ever happening, throw that bum out, or secure the keys in a locked cabinet or safe.
    This can impact your insurance rates dramatically, or you might find yourself unable to get insurance.
    This is why it isn't smart to allow him to live in your home, or you to live in his.
    If he won't go, perhaps you should.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2014

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