How should i handle hearing for operating vehicle with suspended registration?

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How should i handle hearing for operating vehicle with suspended registration?

I was pulled over for driving vehicle with suspended registration. Registration was suspended for about a year, i was unaware of this. as soon as i was pulled over for this i went to dmv and payed all fines to reinstate registration privileges.

Asked on July 6, 2009 under Criminal Law, New York

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

You've done the most important thing, which was taking care of the original issues with Motor Vehicles.  Bring proof of that with you to the hearing.  You're also going to have to explain how it was that you didn't know about this, because it would have involved at least one notice, probably several, that you should have gotten in the mail.

You should talk to a local attorney about this, for reliable advice.  It may make sense to plead "guilty with an explanation," as some traffic courts will allow you to do this to save everyone's time.


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