Can a courthouse dismiss a no insurance ticket if I get insurance the same day?
Question Details: I got pulled over with no insurance. I was only driving my car to and from work until I had the money to pay my insurance. The cop told me this ticket would be around $1200 and I can't afford it. If I pay my insurance and get it going again on the same day will there be a chance that they will waive the ticket? I have asked my insurance if they could post date my plan and they flat out said no. I don't have the money to afford that ticket. I'm stuck in a bind and I don't know what to do.
Yes, the court *can* dismiss the ticket, and may if you promptly get insurance and otherwise have a clean driving record--or at least may reduce the fine or other penalty. However, they are not required to do so: since you lacked insurance when pulled over, you have already committed the offense, and getting insurance after the fact does not make that offense go away. It is discretionary, not mandatory, on the part of the court to dismiss the ticket under these circumstances, so you can't count on it happening. (On the other hand, you need insurance anyway, so you most likely should go ahead and get the insurance.)