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Old 03-02-2011, 11:40 AM
 
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Hello, I got a ticket last week on a expired registration and inspection tag. I have a court date set for next month. I have since completed the registration, inspection and all that. My insurance on the vehicle was intact. I have 2 optinos, pay the fine+court fees via mail and skip the court visit or go to the court and I might still end up paying the fine+court fees. Question: Is it really worth going to the court house for this matter? I understand that this is non-moving violation so will not impact insurance points etc.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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I think when this happened to my wife she went to court and just had to walk up to a desk and show proof of registration and inspection and they dropped the fines. It was a pretty quick process if I recall. Fairly routine and didn't take much time.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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go to court- more than likely, it will be dropped.

i had the same happen to me when i was younger- got it fixed and everything was dropped... and last year hubby got a ticket for expired license down at the beach at a checkpoint, went to court- it was dropped - no fees or fines or anything....
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:11 AM
 
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You can go to the Wake County Court House before your court date and get in line at the
Magistrate's kiosk. I think the kiosk is only open after 2pm, show the Magistrate your ticket and renewed registration. There is a good chance they will just drop it, with no fines or court cost. That's what happened for me last year when I got ticket for expired tags on my motorcycle.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Years ago my son got a ticket for an expired registration. I had actually renewed it for him but forgot to give it to him to put in his car (not sure why it didn't show up when the cop pulled up his data in the little computer systems they have in the police cars). We went to the magistrate's office (in Cabarrus Cty) prior to court and showed the ticket and the renewed registration and everything got dropped.
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