Hampstead, NC asked in Traffic Tickets for North Carolina

Q: if I buy my friends car and keep using their plates, is that fraudulent use?

Bought are in July and have keep insurance just never registered it to myslef

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Amanda Bowden Johnson
Amanda Bowden Johnson
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: It may not necessarily be fraudulent use if you aren't doing it purposely or for fraudulent reasons but both failing to title and register a car within a certain time frame of the sale is illegal. I think you must properly title a car within a month or less of the sale. Not quite sure about registration but it is likely around that same amount of time. You can look on the NC DMV website and get the information you need about how much time you have and what the penalties for failing to do so are. Best of luck.

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