Question: Who gets in trouble for Joyriding, the driver or the car owner?
Answer: Potentially both! Here's why: the driver will always get in trouble for joyriding, but in some situations the owner of the car could get in trouble as well.
If the owner of a car allows someone else to drive their vehicle when they know they shouldn't, they could be liable for something called 'negligent entrustment' - meaning that they lent their car to someone that they knew they shouldn't have.
There are many situations in the law where more than one person can get in trouble for a single act and this is one of them.
On 11/27/05 Michael from CA said:
I just got in trouble for Grand theft auto. I haven't had a court date yet but since I had the keys and permission from the owner to take the car, can I really get into alot of trouble?
On 09/27/04 jessica from CA said:
I was arrested for Grand Theft auto but i was only charged with Joyriding becuase the car that i took was my neighbors car and i had posesion of the keys. My dad tried to take the keys back every single day for two weeks but they never answered the door and i think that had something to do with the change of the charge.
On 09/24/04 brianne from GU said:
Here in Guam we don't have any cars to joyride in.
So what exactly is joy riding anyway.
On 05/29/04 Blake from AZ said:
It is a Class 3 Felony to joy ride in Arizona, the same as stealing a car. In other words if you take your mommys car with out permission and ride drive it, you can be charged with joy riding and theft.
On 03/12/03 Donna from Othe said:
I dont see the point in joyriding because i know what it does 2 u and i know alot of people that have been joyriding and they've been killed from doing it and i dont want the same happenin 2 me
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