My question involves an insurance fine from the state of Maryland that is now with the Central Collections Unit.
In November of 2005 I moved to New Hampshire from Maryland. Now New Hampshire is one of only two states that do not require car insurance. Therefore I never got insurance in New Hampshire but I also did not return the plates to Maryland. My car was still registered with Maryland because my registration was not up until 2007.
I ended up moving back to Maryland in 2009 and was notified by the State that I owed roughly $5,000 for the insurance lapse.
When I talked to them, they said that if I could provide proof of insurance they would remove the fine, however insurance isn't required in New Hampshire and I didn't get any. I can prove that New Hampshire was my legal residence, and that I was paying New Hampshire taxes but nothing else beyond that. The person at the CCU also said that they had never heard of a state not requiring insurance.
Do I have a case to fight this fine?