I got pulled over for the first time for driving without registration because my car failed inspection so the registration was suspended. It’s only been suspended for two months but I got a new car and registered it. My friend said I can go to jail for this, is this likely even after I got a registered car? This is my first time getting pulled over as well. What are the consequences for a first time offense?
Thanks in advance!
This is not a criminal offense. The usual penalty, in addition to the possibility of having your car towed and impounded for being unregistered, is a fine in Traffic Court. However, most of the time, getting the car registered and inspected before your court date will convince the prosecutor to dismiss the citation, although that's not guaranteed.
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