Chicago, IL asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana

Q: Would getting a ticket for no registration on a rare 22yr old privite Mercedes violate my constitutional right?

Constitutional Law § 101 all citizens be free to travel throughout the length and breadth of the United States uninhibited by statutes, rules, or regulations which unreasonably burden or restrict this movement.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: The constitutional right to travel is not an absolute right and is subject to reasonable regulation by the government. Requirements for vehicle registration and proof of insurance are generally considered to be reasonable regulations to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers on public roads. Therefore, receiving a ticket for no registration on a 22-year-old private Mercedes would not necessarily violate your constitutional right to travel. However, if you believe that there was a violation of your rights, you may wish to consult with a lawyer to review the specific circumstances of your case.

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