View Full Version : How serious is driving an unregistered car?



Ender.
11-03-2005, 03:30 PM
Well I know its serious because I have to go to court now...

Ive heard from a lot of people that they usually just throw it out even the cop said just to get it registered and go to court and it would show good faith, blah blah blah...

Is it something I should get a lawyer for or just show up with my registration and hope they are nice?

Opinions are appreciated.

Rich
11-03-2005, 03:44 PM
Get it registered, bring your papers with you to court. Pay standard court fees and get lunch somewhere nice in downtown Tampa. If you attached a different tag to the car and got nailed for that, that's different.

R6Mitsu
11-03-2005, 03:46 PM
Get it registered, bring your papers with you to court. Pay standard court fees and get lunch somewhere nice in downtown Tampa. If you attached a different tag to the car and got nailed for that, that's different.+1

URBANRCR
11-03-2005, 04:00 PM
Get it registered, bring your papers with you to court. Pay standard court fees and get lunch somewhere nice in downtown Tampa. If you attached a different tag to the car and got nailed for that, that's different.

^ hes completely right its not a big deal just go to court.

Ender.
11-03-2005, 04:02 PM
Get it registered, bring your papers with you to court. Pay standard court fees and get lunch somewhere nice in downtown Tampa. If you attached a different tag to the car and got nailed for that, that's different.

Luckily he didnt give me a ticket for the tag, just driving an unregistered vehicle. The car was registered the next day after I got the ticket. All I have to bring is the registration and the receipt from getting it registered?

psycho
11-03-2005, 04:03 PM
When i first bought my car, i drove it unregistered and without a tag. The cop gave me a couple of tickets and set a court date. While waiting for the court date, i got the car registered and everything. I went to court, and they dissmissed all the tickets and all i had to do was paying the court fees (about $250).

Presidential_Detail
11-03-2005, 07:05 PM
I guess i got lucky when i drove 100 miles from Tampa to Ocala doing 90-100MPH with no tag or ne thing on my Honda. Then I drove it around Ocala a lil bit, cuz I had to show my buddies. haha! Kinda stupid I know, but Im lucky I didnt get caught. Good luck with the court situation!

hiwayhuntr
11-03-2005, 07:09 PM
yeah its not that bad.u'll probley end up paying some where around 350 mabye less for court costs and the fine total.just went through this not even 2 months ago with a diffrent tag on a unregisterd car and all i paid was 400 for errything.just bring the regestration and keep ur buthole tight for good measure.....wheres it at?tampa or hills

GsEclipse02
11-03-2005, 07:13 PM
ask jassoon he's had 2 tickets for this lol

senor honda
11-03-2005, 08:07 PM
When i first bought my car, i drove it unregistered and without a tag. The cop gave me a couple of tickets and set a court date. While waiting for the court date, i got the car registered and everything. I went to court, and they dissmissed all the tickets and all i had to do was paying the court fees (about $250).
Good gosh! How much does it cost to register the car?

..........and by the way, you get unlimited ticket defenses for your whole household at www.familyblessing.com (http://www.familyblessing.com) for $16-26 per month, if you want to save some money........ -Bob

Presidential_Detail
11-03-2005, 09:30 PM
I payed right at 400 to register my car, when i payed 3500 for the car. Thats with taxes and new tag and all.

...mikey
11-03-2005, 09:37 PM
Wrong tag is NOT a big deal. It's a $50-75 fine typically. Also if you ever buy a car and don't plan on registering it for awhile, get a trip ticket from DMV. It lasts 7-30 days depending on how your county handles them. I believe it's $15-30.

Improper Vehicle

You may be cited for 17-205REG, Improper Vehicle Registration/Tag, if the tag on the vehicle you are driving is 'expired', is not properly registered to that vehicle, is improperly displayed, or if you cannot present the vehicle's official registration to an Officer on demand as required by law.

TO SIMPLY PAY WITHOUT APPEARING IN COURT = $133.50 + 3 POINTS
Will add 3 points to your driving record.

Steez
11-03-2005, 10:53 PM
Both of my 'stangs are unregistered, taking one to be registered tommorow to put it up for sale, just register your car and take the papers to the court and it'll be dismissed and you'll probably just have to pay court costs.

B18C5-EG
11-03-2005, 10:58 PM
Matt WTF!

ShiZor9
11-03-2005, 10:59 PM
With my 75 Olds for sale all i do is slap on a old FL tag and take it around the block, no problems yet at least (knock on wood)

Ender.
11-07-2005, 06:40 PM
The only thing that scares me is I have some priors... Oh well I think Im just going to get a lawyer to be safe.

hiwayhuntr
11-07-2005, 06:53 PM
no need to waste ur money but u can do what u want.plus it looks better if u got a lawyer.

CanTheWhales
11-07-2005, 08:30 PM
How serious is driving an unregistered car?

Instant death...






just kidding, you definatly don't need a lawyer though. All you have to do is sit at the courthouse for about five hours and pay the fees and act real sweet. the most I've ever heard for basic court fees was $600.

Rx7Danny85zoom
11-08-2005, 01:59 AM
I drove a 85 Rx7 with a bad floater in the carb and a tail light out with No plates from Miama to Tampa....never again, whenever i pulled up to a cop I couldnt pass him because he would see I didnt have a tag. I wouldnt reccomend it :D

Kristin
11-08-2005, 10:06 AM
Wrong tag is a felony now, so it is a big deal.


Where did you get your info? I work in the court systems and I have yet to see a felony improper tag? :dunno:

Ender.
12-11-2005, 01:00 PM
Well just to let everyone know, all I have to pay is court costs.

It was just really a waste of time, the went alphabetically and my last name begins with R so I sat for almost 2 hours. Went up for less than 30 secs and walked away with 185 dollars in court fees and no charges.

senor honda
12-12-2005, 10:23 AM
Glad things turned out Ok for you. That $185 would cover my
attorney for about 11 months at $16/month, plus unlimited tickets.
Awhile back I had a no-points-dim-tag-light , and now I find that on my DMV printout it says "unsafe/improper equipment". No distinction between
that and no brakes or bald tires.
The line next to that indicates a crash. Which happened when a cell phone talking person moved over on me and tapped my bumper. No damage to my car and she got the ticket.

It doesn't look good to see "unsafe/improper equipment"
and "crash" right next to each other. Insurance companies
love that kind of terminology.
I should have brought in my attorney for that tag light out, since he was already paid for in the $16/month, but didn't. I hope my insurance doesn't go up.-Bob
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Well just to let everyone know, all I have to pay is court costs. It was just really a waste of time, the went alphabetically and my last name begins with R so I sat for almost 2 hours. Went up for less than 30 secs and walked away with 185 dollars in court fees and no charges.

Mars_302
12-12-2005, 11:35 AM
Well just to let everyone know, all I have to pay is court costs.

It was just really a waste of time, the went alphabetically and my last name begins with R so I sat for almost 2 hours. Went up for less than 30 secs and walked away with 185 dollars in court fees and no charges.

sounds like my time at the court as well. Thought I was lucky, I was on page 5 of 30 pages.

e30bimmertq
12-12-2005, 05:48 PM
a slaped a diff tag on mine and got nailed in clearwater, judge was nice and hooked me up with nothin but a 270 dollar fine