Q: Does insurance rise with the ticket 39:3-4 - DRIVING OR PARKING UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE. Will The ticket be on record
I just bought a bike on Sunday… and was riding it in my streets to learn and get the hang of it. The bike had valid insurance, the title was signed I showed the officer the title as well. I literally told the officer that I recently got the bike and was not aware it needed to be registered before I can ride it, and told him as well that I have my appointment tomorrow for registration and title transfer. He still wrote me a ticket for $55. Does this mean my insurance will go up and it’s going to be on my driving record? I am only 19 years old!!
A: Although it might seem counterintuitive, the best way to find out whether and how a motor vehicle ticket will impact insurance rates is to call the insurance company.
A: In Calif. these are "fix it tickets" and if you provide proof of registration by the time you go to court, it will be dismissed with a processing fee. Not usually a point count ticket, so unlikely to result in an increase in insurance premium, but I don't speak for the insurance companies. I recommend you contact several attorneys in your area that practice this type of law, as soon as possible. Thank you for using Justia ask a lawyer.
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