Q: I got stopped for expired registration, I had the wrong tags on my vehicle due to my idiocy, the state patrol took my
plates, towed my car, and said that he was doing a long form instead of arresting me. I have finally found out that he was doing something called an administrative citation, and I still have yet to get my car because I have no money and no way to get there now that I do have the money needed, but they can't release it until I have new plates and tabs, which is the money I'm spending to get my car out of impound. I had read that in MN they cannot issue an administrative citation to a cdl license holder, which I am, do I have any recourse? Also, The Trooper after already being there for an hour asked me if I had anything he should be aware of, I said no, he then said that the other office which wasn't within ear shot, had smelled marijuana coming from my car, I don't smoke marijuana, not at all, and the only other passenger was my dog that goes everywhere with me. This was a k9 patrol, but he never even took his dog out to smell my car.
A: If I understand this question correctly, it sounds like a money problem. If my vehicle won't be released without new plates and tabs, that sounds like the first priority with limited funds. Try calling Diversion Solutions for possible help on a payment plan for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
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