I did a search, and found some information, but not quite what I’m looking for. I should also add, I am not looking for advice on doing something illegal.
I was pulled over last night for driving an unregistered car. Lo and behold, my registration did, in fact, expire at the end of May. I never got a reminder from the RMV, and although I know that it is ultimately my responsibility, it never entered my consciousness.
The officer gave me a ticket (100 bucks), and told me to just go and park the car and not drive it until I renewed. He also suggested that I renew online or in person ASAP, then appeal the ticket. his exact words were “Tell them it slipped your mind, and that you took care of it right away.”
Why should they care? I was driving an unregistered car, so it’s not like I can claim that the ticket was unwarranted. I was really too rattled to ask him further questions, and he might not have been able or willing to give me more explicit suggestions on dodging the ticket. However, I’d love to get out of not only the hundred bucks, but the surcharge it will add to my already high Massachusetts car insurance.
Any experience with fighting this type of ticket?