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Old 09-24-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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Well, yeah, Nebraska charges for "taxes and registration." It doesn't really matter what you call it. You pay it either way. How else do you think they should collect the tax/fee?
Honestly, I would just include it as part of the state taxes. Added on to the normal yearly bill. But that would eliminate all of those juice fees, I mean fines, generated by these sort of string operations, along with the fat government bureaucracy imposed to collect such fees and hand out stickers.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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Honestly, I would just include it as part of the state taxes. Added on to the normal yearly bill. But that would eliminate all of those juice fees, I mean fines, generated by these sort of string operations, along with the fat government bureaucracy imposed to collect such fees and hand out stickers.
Normal yearly bill for what...income? property tax? No matter how/when it's collected you're still going to have bureaucracy and there will still be consequences for not paying it. The easiest way to avoid the fines is to just pay it when it's due, which is the same time every year, at least in Nebraska. You also get a couple months notice that it will be due. That should be enough time to figure it out.

I paid my taxes/fees/registration, whatever you want to call it, to Nebraska on time every year. It was part of the consideration of what type of vehicle I could actually afford and part of the cost of owning the vehicle. I don't have sympathy for those who can't manage to do the same.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:36 PM
 
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Just a heads up, for anybody with expired license plates, if you park your car on a city street overnight, the police will tow your car to the city impound lot in the middle of the night, costing you hundreds of dollars. My plates were 2 months expired. That was the only reason the car was towed. This was a classless money grab, and an obvious violation of the 4th amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable seizures.

" unreasonable " ????????

sounds reasonable to me.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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LOL @ MountainMen, the guy constantly complaining about the cops supposedly not doing their job, getting popped by cops doing exactly that.

LOL @ MountainMen being so shameless to come here and start this thread.

LOL @ MountainMen thinking he knows the law.

While I will concede that the towing of a car with plates only expired two months is very aggressive, the action is ultimately legal and MountainMen would do well to simply accept responsibility for this fact and move on. MountainMen alleges that the police's actions are in violation of the 4th Amendment. I allege that MountainMen doesn't know jack. The 4th Amendment deals with property taken in pursuit of criminal prosecution (search and seizure) and deems that search and seizure is completely legal accept in "unreasonable" circumstances. As MountainMen's car was taken not for the purpose of criminal prosecution but in accordance with a city ordinance, the 4th Amendment is not even really applicable here.

That said, MountainMen, if you disagree with my assessment, you're free to petition the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska (as a pseudo-legal scholar, I'm sure you know that actions brought on Federal questions must be brought in Federal Court) for relief, though I doubt you will be successful.

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Old 09-25-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Middleburg
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Bosco, I'm not taking on the responsibility of fixing the system. I'm giving others a heads up so they don't lose hundreds of dollars and hours of their life, dealing with a problem caused by a cowardly, draconian, and unprofessional police force. The reasonable and legal response to police finding a parked car with an expired license plate, is to write a ticket and leave it under the windshield wiper.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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Bosco, I'm not taking on the responsibility of fixing the system. I'm giving others a heads up so they don't lose hundreds of dollars and hours of their life, dealing with a problem caused by a cowardly, draconian, and unprofessional police force. The reasonable and legal response to police finding a parked car with an expired license plate, is to write a ticket and leave it under the windshield wiper.
Oh my gosh this is pure comedy gold here folks.

You broke the law but refuse to take responsibility for it. Why would they write a ticket for it when the LAW states its illegal to park a car with no/expired tags on the street?

No one else here needs a heads up to maintain their registration and plates, that's something responsible people already do. You have a bright sticker on your plate that says when its expired, perhaps you should pay closer attention to that.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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LOL @ MountainMen, the guy constantly complaining about the cops supposedly not doing their job, getting popped by cops doing exactly that.

LOL @ MountainMen being so shameless to come here and start this thread.

LOL @ MountainMen thinking he knows the law.

While I will concede that the towing of a car with plates only expired two months is very aggressive, the action is ultimately legal and MountainMen would do well to simply accept responsibility for this fact and move on. MountainMen alleges that the police's actions are in violation of the 4th Amendment. I allege that MountainMen doesn't know jack. The 4th Amendment deals with property taken in pursuit of criminal prosecution (search and seizure) and deems that search and seizure is completely legal accept in "unreasonable" circumstances. As MountainMen's car was taken not for the purpose of criminal prosecution but in accordance with a city ordinance, the 4th Amendment is not even really applicable here.

That said, MountainMen, if you disagree with my assessment, you're free to petition the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska (as a pseudo-legal scholar, I'm sure you know that actions brought on Federal questions must be brought in Federal Court) for relief, though I doubt you will be successful.

District of Nebraska | United States District Court

Petitioning the courts requires work and responsibility, two qualities that MountainMen does not seem to possess based on this post. I wish i could rep you for this post, its 100% on point.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Bosco, I'm not taking on the responsibility of fixing the system.
Because you would lose, and lose big.

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I'm giving others a heads up so they don't lose hundreds of dollars and hours of their life
I'm pretty sure that you're the only one who needed a heads up that having an unregistered car on a city street could result that car being towed.

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dealing with a problem caused by a cowardly, draconian, and unprofessional police force.
You sound mad.

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The reasonable and legal response to police finding a parked car with an expired license plate, is to write a ticket and leave it under the windshield wiper.
Reasonable? Yes. Legal? The actions that the police already took are legal.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:46 AM
 
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Bosco, I'm not taking on the responsibility of fixing the system. I'm giving others a heads up so they don't lose hundreds of dollars and hours of their life, dealing with a problem caused by a cowardly, draconian, and unprofessional police force. The reasonable and legal response to police finding a parked car with an expired license plate, is to write a ticket and leave it under the windshield wiper.
Pay your annual registration fee and you won't have this problem. HELLO!
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Middleburg
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Mort, I'm never paying another dime to Omaha. If they want my money, they'll have to steal my car again.
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