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Traffic Violation: Expired Registration & Tags

We’re often so busy handling the day to day activities, we don’t always have a chance to get our annual renewal done and before we know it we have an expired registration on our vehicle. So what happens once you’ve passed that expiration dated, and get pulled over by law enforcement?

 

Contrary to popular belief, North Carolina does not have a grace period after your time is up. If you haven’t contacted a local DMV office by that point, your tags are expired – and law enforcement had every right to pull you over. However, as one of the most common traffic violations, this can be an easy fix in most legal cases.

 

 

What Happens When you Miss Registration Renewal Notices?

 

Every year it’s essential to meet registration requirements required by the state of North Carolina. You can typically renew online prior to your registration expiration date. However, if you forget to renew your registration and tags, and get pulled over, this minor misdemeanor can be handled quickly with the right legal representation.

 

A legal representative can appear on your behalf in court, and with the proper vehicle record, it’s easy to rectify the situation. When it comes to a minor misdemeanor like this, it’s important to clarify your registration history:

 

Driving without Possession of Registration

  • If caught driving without registration in your motorized vehicle, this can be handled quickly in court. Proof of registration should satisfy the courts, and an attorney will be able to provide sound counsel in this situation.

 

Driving without A Registration

  • If you have failed to register your vehicle for the year, you’re driving on an expired registration. Paying the proper renewal fees, and having an attorney appear in court on your behalf should be enough to settle the matter without you having to attend court at all

 

Driving on Expired License Plate Tags

  • If you do not have the proper registration information or did not pay your registration fees for the year, your vehicle tags will reflect your expired registration. You will have to register your vehicle in order to get new tags. Once that is finished, a lawyer can appear for you to settle the matter without you having to attend court at all.

If you need legal assistance dealing with car registration, taxes, or other circumstances regarding your vehicle, contact the legal professionals at Apple Payne Law for more assistance

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PACKAGE ONE

$75

ONE TIME FEE


ELIGIBLE LOCATIONS:


Forsyth - 1B

Guilford - GB1A

Alamance - CRMB


ELIGIBLE VIOLATIONS:


Paperwork Only Violations


Expired License / Registration / Tags



Accidents Resulting in a Ticket & ONLY require Insurance Letter



YOU WILL PROVIDE:


Copy of Citation


Copy of Driver's License


Copy of Paperwork (Renewals, Insurance, etc.)


Any Supportive Documentation



WE WILL PROVIDE:


All Attorney's Fees - up to 3 appearances

(continuances more than 2 times will require additional fees)



YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:


All associated COURT COSTS

All associated FINES


PACKAGE TWO

$125

ONE TIME FEE


ELIGIBLE LOCATIONS:


Forsyth - 1B

Guilford - GB1A

Alamance - CRMB


ELIGIBLE VIOLATIONS:


Any Traffic Citation - excluding DWI / DUI


YOU WILL PROVIDE:


Copy of Citation


Copy of Driver's License


Any Supportive Documentation



WE WILL PROVIDE:


All Attorney's Fees - up to 3 appearances

(continuances more than 2 times will require additional fees)



YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:


All associated COURT COSTS

All associated FINES

Court-order Driving School (if applicable)


PACKAGE THREE

$500

ONE TIME FEE



ELIGIBLE LOCATIONS


Forsyth - 1B

Guilford - GB1A

Alamance - CRMB


ELIGIBLE VIOLATIONS


Any Traffic Citation - excluding DWI / DUI


YOU WILL PROVIDE


Copy of Citation


Copy of Driver's License


Any Supportive Documentation



WE WILL PROVIDE


All Attorney's Fees - up to 3 appearances

(continuances more than 2 times will require additional fees)




YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR


All associated COURT COSTS

All associated FINES

Court-order Driving School (if applicable)


Here's What You Should Expect

1) You submit form, paperwork and pay online (your receipt will be emailed).

 

2) Within 2 business days, we will review paperwork and confirm proper submission/documentation/courts/etc.

 

3) When we have all proper documentation, we’ll send a letter confirming our representation and requesting anything additional documentation; if not correct (i.e., submitted a $75 ticket, but its really a $125 or $500 one), than we will reach out and attempt to remedy. If we receive a response then we’ll proceed accordingly, if there is no response in a timely fashion we will refund the fees and send a letter confirming we were unable to connect, etc.

 

4) We attend court and handle ticket.

 

5) We will communicate outcomes by the end of the next business day.

 

6) We’ll send a formal closing letter with written confirmation of the outcome and supporting documents, if any.

 

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