I got a ticket for expired registration. I can’t afford repairs needed to get car inspected to get tags. Can I just trade the car and pay the ticket or do I have to prove I registered this car?

I got a ticket for expired registration. I can’t afford repairs
needed to get car inspected to get tags. Can I just trade the car and
pay the ticket or do I have to prove I registered this car?

Asked on September 27, 2018 under General Practice, Texas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

So even if you went to court and showed that the car was registered, it would be after the fact and the ticket would still stand and you would have to pay it.  That is because it was not registered on the day the ticket was issued. So yes, you can just pay it.  But you will run the risk that you will continue to get tickets because it is not registered.  You can, though, sell it or donate it before it is regsitered.  Just take the plates off when you do it.  Good luck.


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