Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
If the child has not, as yet, reached puberty and he does not have wealth of his own, then the parents are responsible to pay for the speeding ticket on behalf of their child. Paying a lawyer to remove it from the records is impermissible, thus this remains a debt which they must pay off.
However, if the child has reached puberty, then he himself is responsible to pay for the speeding ticket. Had his parents paid for him, it would have been sufficient, but his parents not paying for the offence will necessitate that he pays for it himself.
The offender who committed the crime must pay for his own doings, for Allah Most High says:
“No bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another.” (Surah al-Isra, V. 15)
And Allah knows best
Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Darul Iftaa, Leicester, UK
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