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I was driving my car, minding my own business...

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Detectorist, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Detectorist


    Jul 16, 2008
    When a Cop stopped me.

    I had just purchased, a few hours previous, a used vehicle. It was late afternoon, and the dealer had run out of temp tags.

    On the way home, I decided to stop for some food and see some friends. After leaving my friends I headed straight home by way of Interstate 70.

    He stopped me for not having tags displayed. I explained the situation to him and showed him the paperwork. I still got a ticket for failure to display a tag.

    You win some and you lose some. I think my civil rights were violated somehow. :)
  2. nitesite10mm

    nitesite10mm Dog Lover

    Jun 9, 2006
    North Alabama
    You gonna appear in court and discuss it with the prosecutor?

  3. You failed to display a tag, and got a ticket for failing to display a tag?

    Your only hope would be if the cop failed to wear his hat.
  4. puckhead


    Feb 26, 2009
    I look at the bill of sale and if it is within a few, your good. Had a guy the other day with the old owners plates, not new registration or anything but said he just bought it. Bill of sale said a month and a half ago:faint:
  5. Civil rights violated. How exactly?
  6. GPalmer

    GPalmer CLM

    May 20, 2006
    He was kidding, hence the Smiley...


    Jun 11, 2002
    New Mexico & Michigan
    Your Temp Tag/regis should have been displayed in your rear window or where the rear plate should be.

    Sent from my Ally
  8. Hack

    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

    Where I am at we just switch tags if it is from a trade in vehicle. I would have made him take the trip to the office to get more and withhold payment for said vehicle until he made it all legal. But, you survived.:supergrin:
  9. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    You bought a used car and left without a title and bill of sale in hand?

    Bad move.

    My state gives you twenty days to register the vehicle and display the tag. If stopped before then as long as the date on the bill of sale and title is less than 20 days past you dont get cited.
  10. Detectorist


    Jul 16, 2008
    No, I have the title and bill of sale.
  11. merlynusn


    Nov 16, 2007
    Yeah. I don't get why he gave you the ticket. You bought the car a couple hours before and he cited you? That's a pretty dick move.

    Here you have over a week to get your car registered and get a temp tag after you buy it.

    I definitely wouldn't pay the ticket off. I'd go get your car registered with a temp tag or a real license plate at DMV on Monday then go to the courthouse and explain the situation. They'll probably drop that faster than you can blink.
  12. jwhite75

    jwhite75 Gubmint Worker

    Jan 6, 2009
    Dub V
    I would try the courthouse to see if they will drop it. If not then I would take it back to the dealership and ask for payment.
  13. Could your state be one where no registration on a newly purchased car is like a broken equipment (brake light, headlight, etc...), where if you fix it, the ticket gets dismissed?
  14. 3.slow


    Dec 20, 2010
    ran out of temp tags, like they didn't feel like going onto the dmv website and printing off the tag that costs $1, that temp tag?

    Is this what we are talking about?
  15. Here in Ohio, you can put your old plates on it but must tranfer within 30 days. else, you'd better have a temp tag before leaving the lot. dealer should've given you something before you drove off, maybe even a dealer plate until he got temp tags in. make your dealer pay the ticket
  16. Panzergrenadier1979

    Panzergrenadier1979 Keystone Cop

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central Pennsylvania
    We recently had a guy driving a Camaro do the same thing except he put on tags from another vehicle in order to drive it home (He had owned the car for approximately 30 minutes). He caught my co-worker's attention by peeling-out at a traffic light. My co-worker told me, later that day, that his intent was to give a written warning for the tag and the careless driving. Then the guy's driver's license came back suspended....... :whistling:
  17. Missed the Smiley..:embarassed:

    In CA I think if you produce evidence of the tags they just write the citation off.
  18. You win some and you lose some. I think my civil rights were violated somehow.

    Yeah, you definately need to sue your 3rd grade teacher for mal-practice. You appearently didn't learn anything.
  19. Detectorist


    Jul 16, 2008
    I would never sue my 3rd grade teacher. She was HAWT !

    However, I wouldn't be so kind to your English teacher. :)

    Don't smiley's mean anything anymore?
  20. use2b6L32


    Apr 26, 2006

    LOL! Touche!