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Can I contest a ticket for expired plates that I received when my car wouldn't start?

Chicago, IL |

My plates sticker expired 3 days ago. I received a ticket for expired plates last night. My car has been sitting in front of my house because it will not start. Is there a way to contest the ticket, since I wasn't driving the car?

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No, if your car was on the street, the ticket is good. Just pay it


The fact that the car was disabled didn't prevent you from getting it properly registered.

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Take proof of renewal to court, they will drop the ticket.

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