Failure to Register a Vehicle in Florida
Under Florida law, any car that is owned must be registered. Registering a vehicle provides clear ownership of the car.When registering a vehicle, a metal license plate will be issued with a validation decal and a registration certificate. This certificate will prove that you have paid for all taxes and registration fees on the car.
Registering a vehicle can be done by providing the car’s original title along with proof of insurance.If you purchased the vehicle from a car dealership, they will take care of registering it for a fee.If you bought the car off someone, you will need to register it yourself at the local DMV.If you have just moved to the area, you have ten days to register your car.
If you fail to register a vehicle in Florida in the required time frame, you will be charged a delinquent fee. If you fail to register a vehicle for the long term, it is viewed as a second-degree misdemeanor. It could be punishable by up to sixty days in jail and six months of probation. There could also be a $500 fee imposed.
Motion to Consolidate
A motion to consolidate filing means the defendant and his or her lawyer wish to combine two cases into one hearing.Many times, this will be granted if the two cases have similar questions of law.A motion to consolidate will save all parties time, expenses of litigation, and will assist in promoting the efficient use of judicial resources.
Musca Law Firm
If you have been pulled over for traffic offenses, such as speeding, and need assistance in resolving your case, Musca Law Firm wants to hear from you.We also handle cases of failure to register a vehicle. Our law firm has well over 150 years of combined experience. Our skilled attorneys will take the time to listen to you, and then develop a case with one of our strong defenses. We will represent you just as we ourselves would want to be represented in a time of need.We walk you through every step and will fight our hardest to have your charges reduced or dropped completely.We offer a free consultation to those we serve in Florida and are available 24/7 for emergencies.
RESULT: The Attorney filed a Motion to Consolidate Defendant’s Criminal Case with the Traffic Citation and our Motion was granted by the Judge.The Attorney aggressively challenged the Failure to Register Vehicle Charge; the Court agreed and issued a Nolle Prosse. Because of our attorney’s timely actions, both charges against the Defendant were merged and dismissed. Our Client did not have four points assessed to his license and is eligible to have his records expunged!