Q: I got a ticket today for fictitious plates in NJ in south Hackensack NJ. Will the charge get dropped or lowered
I bought the car in a private sale and attempted to drive it to the DMV with license plates from my previous car. Officer pulled me over and impounded the car. He issued me two tickets: driving/parking unregistered car and then fictitious plates. After the incident I immediately went and registered the vehicle. Will the prosecutor drop or lower these charges at all? Should I get an attorney
A: If you can figure out a good defense you probably can get this charged lowered or downgraded but you have not presented one in this question. If you are found guilty of this offense you will be subject to a fine not exceeding $500.00 or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 60 days. Thus, I would suggest that you get a good lawyer to present a better defense for you. Most of us traffic ticket and criminal lawyers offer a free in office consultation, I would suggest that you set one up to learn how a lawyer can help you.
A: If you bought a vehicle and the temp plate came with the vehicle, then you may be able to argue that you didn't know it was fake since the shop put it on. Driving unregistered vehicle is a minor violation which practically carries a fine only. It's a payable ticket but the fine will go up once it's dealt with in the court system. You may want to hold onto the 3-4 ticket without paying and speak with the prosecutor on the court and ask her if she can dismiss the fictitious plate and let you plead to the unregistered charge with the minimum fine recommended.
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