Q: I received a ticket for expired license plate. I went to the DMV and paid for a new registration sticker.
I paid for the new registration prior to my scheduled court date. However I was extremely busy with work and totally forgot about the court date! The court date was two days ago, what is the best thing for me to do right now?
A: Contact the Clerk's Office at the courthouse to see what action was taken. You may need to file a motion to bring the ticket back into court.
A: It’s just a non mover so a conviction doesn’t really matter for your driving record. Depending on the county, you may have had to pay a fine anyway. Some, surprisingly, do not just dismiss that ticket with proof of compliance. Depending on the county, you may want to just pay the ticket for $164 or whatever costs may have been assessed at the court date.
A: Call the court clerk where the hearing was supposed to take place and ask the clerk to put it back on the docket.
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