My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: Massachusetts
Hey guys, any help or advice would be so appreciated. I moved to an apt in this little Massachusetts town about 5 mos ago. Due to a merger I am unemployed and still trying to find work. My vehicle was originally registered and my license in from New Hampshire. Last week I find a business card from a cop on my car, so I call him and he says that they have been investigating all of these NH plates in town (unregistered vehicles, ect) and I told him I have been unemployed and lazy and I have been too cheap to get my new license, registration, ect. (And in May I was going to have to do it anyway because that is when my NH registration was up , and I had to register my vehicle in Mass.) He then says that he and another officer will be over to my place, they asked me for my address. No problem. They come over and give me a $500.00 "Uniform Citation" the description of offense comments say "Improper use of MV to avoid tax, title, insurance premiums.
I wasn't deliberately trying to defraud anyone, it was sheer laziness and stupidity on my part. Anyway, the cops were very nice, actually and had a file with 30 other similar cases with them. They basically encouraged me to request a hearing and not pay it due to my financial situation, which surprised me. Anyway, I did everything yesterday, Mass registration, plates, license, insurance- everything. My question is, is this going to show up on employment background checks? I feel like my life is completely f-cked if this is the case. And secondly, i was just going to pay the $500.00. Should I bother with a hearing? I have no defense. I admitted that I was an idiot and was wrong to the cops. The wording on the citation- to avoid, tax, title, ect sounds like fraud- and I am never going to work in my field again.