If i get a ticket at the age of 17, and turn 18 before court, will a parent still have to attend court?

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Also, will a parent have to sign the paperwork before court or can i sign it because i am 18 at the time of court

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  • 3 months ago

    No, you should not need to.

  • 3 months ago

    That depends on WHERE. In some jurisdictions, yes. In others, they wouldn't have to show up even if you were 16 on the court date.

    Note: YOU can't sign as the parent, but those papers MAY not require a parental signature once you reach 18.

  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Not when you are 18, then you are legally an adult.

  • 3 months ago

    I'd demand it be dismissed, or it be sealed.

    • Sophia3 months agoReport

      It was an accident, not a speeding ticket

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Nah! As far as I know, if ya turn eighteen before your court-date, then your parents won't have to be there, 'cos you're then, legally classed as an adult. As far as I know, anyway.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    What dictates that is the age you were when the infraction/misdemeanor was committed. The day the ticket was signed is what matters.

    • Sophia3 months agoReport

      So if the ticket was given at 17, my parent will have to be there?

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