Your Friend Got A Ticket For Operating An Unregistered Motor Vehicle

(New Haven, CT – January 9, 2010) Two days ago, I received a call from a friend who had just gotten a traffic ticket for a moving violation. The ticket was for operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance and the fees were more than $100. My friend told me that he did not know what to do because he had just borrowed the car from a friend. Had he read the information in this book, he would have likely avoided that costly ticket.

Taken from page Chapter 1, How to Survive the Common Motor Vehicle Arrests
The Arrest: So what do you do once you are stopped and the police begin their investigation? Well, the vast majority of the time you are going to at least get an infraction ticket, which is basically like an expensive parking ticket.  In the classic case of the Three No’s, in some states you will get a custodial arrest in which you will be taken to a jail cell or detention facility.  In some other states, you may just receive a misdemeanor summons with a PTA (Promise to Appear in court) within a 30-day period.  However, in some states, if you are a non-resident, they will give you a court date within a 24-hour period that would force you to stay in that state for another day.  In such a case, it would be an obvious inconvenience but a necessary evil.  So, I would strongly recommend that you stay in town and go to court.

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Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur is an author, public speaker, racial profiling consultant, entrepreneur, and retired law enforcement Sergeant. His unique views and approach to urban violence prevention, racial profiling prevention and community based policing have been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, NPR-Where We Live, New Haven Independent, NPR-All Things Considered, WYBC-Electric Drum, New Haven Advocate, Russian Radio, BBC, PBS, New York Daily News, New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, and Al Jazeera America. His repertoire continues to grow consistently. He has appeared as a guest host on WNPR's “Where We Live.” He is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post.

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