Are there any legal ramifications for me paying for a ticket fine for stolen license plates?

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Are there any legal ramifications for me paying for a ticket fine for stolen license plates?

My car was stolen and subsequently
recovered. Our license plates were removed
and stolen plates were placed on the vehicle.
Those stolen plates have a traffic violation
associated with them and I cant get my car out
of impound until I pay that ticket.

Asked on October 11, 2019 under Criminal Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You can't pay the violation without pleading guilty to it. (The act of paying is a guilty plea.) Therefore, you will accepting liability or responsibility for the violation; possibly getting points on your license; and if there was some other criminal act or injury associated with those plates, possibly providing evidence that you were involved in it.


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