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Certain Offenses Relating To Driver’s Licenses, Registration, Inspection Certificates, And Equipment
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Certain Offenses Relating To Driver’s Licenses, Registration, Inspection Certificates, And Equipment

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If you are charged with “driving a vehicle that does not display two valid license plates, one at the front and one at the rear of the vehicle,” the court may dismiss this charge if you have remedied the defect before your first court appearance. You must pay an administrative fee of $10 when the charge is dismissed.
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If you are charged with “driving a passenger car or commercial motor vehicle without a registration insignia,” the court may dismiss the charge if you show that a registration insignia was issued for the period during which the offense was committed and was attached to the vehicle before your first court appearance. You must pay an administrative fee of $10 when the charge is dismissed.
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If you are charged with “driving a motor vehicle with an expired registration insignia, the court may dismiss the charge if you remedy the defect not later than the 20th working day after the date of the offense or before your first court appearance. You may be required to pay an administrative fee of $10 when the charge is dismissed.
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If you are charged with the offense of “driving a vehicle displaying a wrong or obscured license plate,” the court may dismiss the charge if you have remedied the defect before your first court appearance. You must pay an administrative fee of $10 when the charge is dismissed.
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If you are charged with “operating a motor vehicle without carrying or displaying your driver’s license,” and the charge is dismissed because you can produce in court a driver's license issued to you, appropriate for the type of vehicle you were operating, and which was valid at the time of the offense. If your offense was committed after December 31, 2007, you may be required to pay an administrative fee of $10 if the charge is dismissed.
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If you are charged with “driving with an expired driver’s license,” the court may dismiss the charge if you have remedied this defect within 20 working days or before your first court appearance. You may be required to pay an administrative fee of $10 if the charge is dismissed.
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If you are charged with “failing to notify the Department of Public Safety of a change of name or residence address, or status,” the court may dismiss this charge if you have remedied the defect not later than 20 days from the date of the offense. You may be required to pay an administrative fee of $10.00.
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If you are charged with “operating a motor vehicle in violation of a restriction or an endorsement” imposed on your license because of a physical condition that has been medically corrected before the date of the offense, or was imposed in error, and the Department of Public Safety has removed the restriction or endorsement before your first court appearance, the court may dismiss the charge. You will be required to pay an administrative fee of $10.00.
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If you are charged with “driving a vehicle, other than a commercial vehicle, that is improperly equipped or otherwise unsafe,” the court may dismiss this charge if you remedy the defect before your first court appearance. You will be required to pay an administrative fee of $10.00.
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If you are charged with “driving a vehicle with an expired inspection certificate,” the court will dismiss the charge if you have remedied the defect within 20 working days or before your first court appearance and the inspection certificate was not expired for more than 60 days. The court may dismiss the charge if the inspection certificate was expired for more than 60 days. If the charge is dismissed, you are required to pay an administrative fee of $10.00.

If you are charged with “parking a vehicle displaying expired specialty license plates for persons with disabilities or an expired disabled parking placard,” in a space designated specifically for individuals with disabilities, the court will dismiss the charge if you have remedied the defect by renewing the expired plates or placard within 20 working days or before your first court appearance.  The court may dismiss the charge if the placard was expired for more than 60 days.  On and after 1-1-2010, you must pay an administrative fee of $10 when the charge is dismissed.

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It is a serious crime to present to the court any document, knowing that it is false, intending to affect the outcome of a criminal case.

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