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A friend of mine causes a car wreck in someone else's vehicle. Since that friend did not have a vaild license at the time, I said that I was driving. Now, a year later I may possibly be sued foe damages. Should he go ahead and admit that he was driving? What will happen to me since I lied on a police report saying that I was the driver?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

Louisiana, 2015 toyota

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Yes, I've received a citation where I can dispute it

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Nothin that i can think of except that I have to turn in my reply today

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Legal
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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago
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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago

You can be sued - both civilly and criminally - for lying to the police about the nature of the car accident and your involvement in it.

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