Attached Tag/Plate Not Assigned
Palm Beach County Law Firm Bottari & Doyle can help you deal with your Driving without a License Plate legal issues. Call 561-588-2781 for a consultation. If you have been arrested for attaching a plate/tag to an unassigned vehicle, contact a criminal defense attorney from Bottari & Doyle at (561)588-2781 for a free consultation.
Penalties Attached Tag/Plate Not Assigned
Pursuant to Florida Statute Section 320.261, attaching a Plate/Tag to an Unassigned Vehicle is a Second Degree Misdemeanor, punishable by any combination of the following:
- 6 months of probation,
- 60 days in county jail
- $500 fine.
Definition Attached Tag/Plate Not Assigned
It is illegal for any person to knowingly attach to any motor vehicle or mobile home any registration license plate, or who knowingly attaches any validation sticker or mobile home sticker to a registration license plate, which plate or sticker was not issued and assigned or lawfully transferred to such vehicle.
At trial, the state must able to prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt to convict a defendant:
- The person knowingly attached to any motor vehicle or mobile home any registration license plate or validation sticker.
- The plate or sticker was not issued and assigned or lawfully transferred to the vehicle.
Defenses Attached Tag/Plate Not Assigned
The prosecutor must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person knowingly attached the license plate or sticker. The State often has a difficult time proving that the person knew the sticker or plate was not assigned to the vehicle, and that the person physically attached the plate or sticker.
If you have been arrested or charged with Attached Tag/Plate Not Assigned in Palm Beach County, Broward County or Martin County, contact a Palm Beach criminal defense attorney from Bottari & Doyle at (561)-588-2711 for a free consultation.