U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-19-2019, 03:17 PM
 
3 posts, read 3,378 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Hey all,

My wife and I just moved to Virginia (Pulaski County) from New Jersey 3 months ago - we had gotten VA driver license and registration but absolutely no one told us to go get a state vehicle inspection. Our NJ inspection had not expired so we weren't even thinking about it and it was the first time we had moved states with a car.

I got pulled over by a State Trooper today as he noticed that I didn't have a VA sticker and gave me a court summons to appear in court or pay the fine. The fine and processing fees add up to $91 and we can pay it but I'm worried if I do then I will get a criminal record. I've had a hard time finding out how serious the offense is, I've seen some compare it to a DUI (seems extreme to me).

I'm also a green card holder so getting a criminal record would do serious damage to me when I have to reapply. I have put the car into a mechanic today to get inspected.

Does anyone know if this violation is serious enough to give me a criminal record and therefore affect employment opportunities, etc. Or if it's just a big fine that I should pay off and forget about it?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-19-2019, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
7,670 posts, read 13,331,582 times
Reputation: 7464
Criminal record? LOL. Not quite. Not even a moving violation. Will do nothing to your record or insurance.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2019, 07:26 AM
 
3 posts, read 3,378 times
Reputation: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigfoot424 View Post
Criminal record? LOL. Not quite. Not even a moving violation. Will do nothing to your record or insurance.
That's great to know - so you think I should just pay the fine and be done with it? Will it just be a violation that appears on my driving record for a few years and then disappear?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2019, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
935 posts, read 740,305 times
Reputation: 1526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas45 View Post
That's great to know - so you think I should just pay the fine and be done with it? Will it just be a violation that appears on my driving record for a few years and then disappear?
If you go to court and explain exactly what you did in your OP and show proof of getting the inspection done they will most likely drop it. However, you will still have to pay court fees(about $45 if IIRC) so it may be easier just to pay it outright.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2019, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
7,670 posts, read 13,331,582 times
Reputation: 7464
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas45 View Post
That's great to know - so you think I should just pay the fine and be done with it? Will it just be a violation that appears on my driving record for a few years and then disappear?
Totally your call. Get it inspected ASAP, if you haven't already, and take the receipt in with you. But if you have to pay the court costs then this may not be worth it. But it has no points associated with it so don't worry about it. No employer will look at it and refuse to hire you. In the grand scheme of things this is nothing.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2019, 11:14 AM
 
6,293 posts, read 9,941,795 times
Reputation: 7494
You could go get it inspected, take that to court, and ask the judge to drop it.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2019, 11:37 AM
 
3 posts, read 3,378 times
Reputation: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spazkat9696 View Post
You could go get it inspected, take that to court, and ask the judge to drop it.
That is currently what people think I should do - I got it approved from inspection the day after the ticket so I think I'd have a good chance getting it dismissed.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2019, 12:10 PM
 
6,293 posts, read 9,941,795 times
Reputation: 7494
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas45 View Post
That is currently what people think I should do - I got it approved from inspection the day after the ticket so I think I'd have a good chance getting it dismissed.
I agree, good luck!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-30-2019, 06:11 PM
 
790 posts, read 892,658 times
Reputation: 1375
I had a FX Co cop chase me halfway across McLean years ago for a expired inspection sticker. Crime of the century i guess. Nothing better to do?

Good luck with the ticket situation.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2019, 09:07 AM
 
485 posts, read 363,337 times
Reputation: 687
I got a ticket one yr for expired inspection, gone it done before the court date. I told the judge I simply forgot. He asked if I got it done since, I said yes. He asked to see the paperwork. Case dismissed. Not a big deal.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top