Q: I got pulled over with an expired registration. After fixing this, will I have to appear in court to fight the ticket?
A: If there is a court date, you should appear in court with the renewed registration to attempt to have the ticket dismissed. If there is not a court date listed, you would need to request one.
Some counties will dismiss when you show compliance. Some do not. The quickest, cheapest option would be to pay the ticket for $164 to avoid a court appearance. You should ask a local attorney how your courthouse/county handles these.
Expired registration is a non moving violation that does not affect your driving record or insurance rates. So, paying the ticket will not impact your record.
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