Plate Not Assigned

Have you been accused of using an unassigned plate or tag on your car in South Florida? The Lake Worth traffic lawyers at Bottari & Doyle can help you deal with traffic violations, including those for Driving Without a License Plate. Depending on the facts involved in the incident, as well as state and local traffic laws, there may be criminal defenses available for a person who is facing a misdemeanor traffic charge. Call our traffic lawyers for a free case evaluation: (561) 588-2781.

What is “Attaching an Unassigned Plate or Tag” in Lake Worth?

Under Florida state law, it is illegal for a person to knowingly attach to any motor vehicle (or mobile home) a registration license plate or a validation sticker if the 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.

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.

Do I need a lawyer for an Attaching a Plate or Tag Unassigned offense?

Yes. Having a misdemeanor on your record should be avoided at all costs. The Lake Worth traffic lawyers at Bottari & Doyle After can assess all possible scenarios and outcomes for your case, and we'll walk you through the options and give our honest recommendations so that you can make the best decision for you and your situation. When it comes to Attaching an Unassigned License Plate or Registration Tag, 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. Our Lake Worth criminal defense attorneys can help decipher Florida's complex traffic laws, and they can help you present your case before a court of law.

Contact a Lake Worth Traffic Lawyer at Bottari & Doyle

If you have been arrested or charged with Attaching an Unassigned Plate or Tag, contact a Lake Worth traffic lawyer from Bottari & Doyle at (561) 588-2711 for a free case evaluation.