Q: I received four correctable violations, two have been fixed the other two I haven't been able to because of finances?
I fixed the cracked windshield and brake light but have been unable to pass smog because I can't pinpoint the evap leak yet. I've tried multiple fixes first still no luck. I'm broke and can only afford to fix things one at a time when I can put together the money. Can I get an extension for registering my car and getting a California license? If not what can I expect
A: You can always ask the court for an extension. If you are bi longer eligible for an extension from the clerk, set the matter for trial. At the trial, explain the circumstances to the Judge. Most Jusges will be accommodating to allow time to fix things. Just have your documents and proof of your efforts. Remember your car is still unregistered in the meantime, so be prompt and prudent getting the matter in court and fixing the problems.
A: If you cannot get is fixed, then you may never be able to. Certain smog violations need to be dismissed in court to avoid problems with the DMV smog referee, so if you are not hiring an attorney who can help and advise, then the safest bet is to fix what you have to fix anyways to keep your registration current, in advance of the due date.
Yes, most judges will give you an extension.
It is uncommon, but possible, for a judge to assert that dismissing a correctable violation is within his/her discretion because not done so by the due date and then not dismiss it.
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