My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: NEW JERSEY
OK, really simple. Oh, and by the way - as always - thank you very much in advance!
I was driving responsibly & within the legal limit in a relatively new vehicle when I was pulled over.
The officer said that he ran my license plate & found my registration had expired. I explained that 1. no reg renewal notice in the mail 2. my last car was 16 yrs old, so I was accustomed to renewing my reg. annually during the same month - just before my annual inspection. (With my new vehicle I was told that I didn't need to inspect for 4 yrs & I somehow took for granted that that also applied for my reg.)
I received a ticket = $54 but I know that with my insurance penalties I will end up paying hundreds!
QUESTIONS: Can an officer in NJ randomly run citizens' license plate numbers when there is no cause to? If not -- any suggestions?
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR TIME.