Any way to get out of a no insurance ticket?
My husband and I decided to sell 1 of our vehicles. The vehicle has been in storage for the last year, so it has no insurance or registration. My husband drove the vehicle to park it with a for sale sign on it. He got pulled over and received a warning for no registration but got a ticket for no insurance. We both have excellent driving records and have always had insurance and registration on the vehicles that we normally drive. If we go to the court date would a judge even consider dropping it to a warning since the other infraction only received a warning?
Prosecutors have discretion to charge someone with a lesser offense; or if you go before a judge, the judge may have some discretion in what he finds you guilty of. The best way to get them to use this discretion in your favor is to hire a lawyer--someone with traffic ticket, etc. experience, and there are many attorneys who specialize in this, in your local courts. The attorney will often have a good working relationship with the other actors, will know how to best frame or present arguments, who best to talk to, etc. So if you are series about trying to get this ticket reduced, hire an attorney who does this for a living to help you. Good luck.