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Driving an Unregistered Motor Vehicle

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Annually-renewed auto registration is required for Connecticut drivers to legally operate their vehicles. If you are caught driving without valid vehicle registration by the Connecticut State Police, you can face a fine of between $150 and $300 and a potential suspension of your driver’s license. You may even have your vehicle impounded until you can show valid registration.

If you have been pulled over and cited for driving an unregistered vehicle, don’t pay your ticket without consulting an experienced traffic ticket defense attorney at Tomeo Sills, LLC. We serve clients throughout Connecticut from six convenient office locations in Hartford, Waterbury, Norwich, New London, Pomfret Center, and Westport.

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What Can Get You a Ticket for Driving an Unregistered Vehicle?

The following circumstances are infractions against Connecticut General Statute Section 14-12:

  • A person registers a vehicle that he or she does not own or operate
  • A person operates an unregistered motor vehicle or allows someone else to operate the unregistered vehicle
  • A person fails to renew their vehicle registration before the expiration date
  • A Connecticut resident uses license plates issues by another state

If you’ve received a ticket, don’t lose hope – there are legal defenses that may apply to your case. When you consult a Connecticut traffic ticket lawyer at our firm, we can review the facts of your case and determine whether it is in your best interests to fight your ticket.

How to Register a Vehicle in Connecticut

If you have just moved to Connecticut, you must register your vehicle(s) with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles within 60 days after moving. Prior to registration, you need to verify your VIN and get your emissions tested.

New residents must provide the following before registering their vehicle in Connecticut:

  • Out-of-state title or registration certification
  • VIN verifications
  • Emissions report
  • Proof of Connecticut auto insurance
  • Driver’s license, ID card, or military ID

If any of the following statements are true, you cannot register your vehicle:

  • Your vehicle registration is suspended
  • Your vehicle fails to meet emission standards
  • You have unpaid parking tickets
  • You owe property taxes

Don’t Delay – Contact Us Today

The Connecticut traffic lawyers at Tomeo Sills, LLC have extensive experience defending clients cited for a wide range of traffic infractions in Connecticut. With hundreds of satisfied clients and a reputation for tough advocacy, you can trust in our team to pursue any available avenue to protect you and your driving privileges.

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