When it comes to registration, whether it is suspended or expired, Georgia law does not distinguish between an owner or an operator of a vehicle. This means that even if you are driving someone else’s car, you may be cited for their registration violation. Unfortunately, this is seen as a serious violation in many cases. The charge itself may be a misdemeanor, punishable with up to a year in jail and a $500-$1,000 fine for the first conviction and up to 5 years in jail and $2,500 in fines for subsequent offenses.

Many times a driver is unaware that their registration wasn’t in good standing. In any case, it is imperative that a Dekalb traffic lawyer who is experienced in registration cases help you make sure your driving freedoms are reinstated. if you have been cited for any type of registration violation, call Sam McRae immediately for a legal consultation.