Alteration of Registration and License Tags
As experienced Palm Beach and Broward traffic ticket defense attorneys, the lawyers at Leifert & Leifert represent clients fighting a wide range of charges and citations, including and especially citations claiming that an individual has violated s. 320.061 of the Florida State Statutes. The text of the statute is listed below:
320.061 Unlawful to alter motor vehicle registration certificates, license plates, temporary license plates, mobile home stickers, or validation stickers or to obscure license plates; penalty.—A person may not alter the original appearance of a vehicle registration certificate, license plate, temporary license plate, mobile home sticker, or validation sticker issued for and assigned to a motor vehicle or mobile home, whether by mutilation, alteration, defacement, or change of color or in any other manner. A person may not apply or attach a substance, reflective matter, illuminated device, spray, coating, covering, or other material onto or around any license plate which interferes with the legibility, angular visibility, or detectability of any feature or detail on the license plate or interferes with the ability to record any feature or detail on the license plate. A person who violates this section commits a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided in chapter 318.
The fact is, while some individuals may attempt to deface their license and registration tags in an effort to prevent identification of their car (for criminal purposes), many individuals might face a situation in which they’re cited for something they did accidentally. If you are a painter, and paint spills off the back of your truck, it might very well cover part of the license plate—this would be a violation of s. 320.061. You need a Palm Beach and Broward County traffic ticket defense attorney to fight for you and explain your situation in a way that only an experienced local attorney can.
According to chapter 318 of the Florida State Statutes, the moving violation described in s. 320.061 can yield a fine. In addition to this type of penalty, individuals cited for altering registration and license tags can also face up to hundreds of dollars in court fees. If you retain our traffic ticket defense attorneys, however, we can bring these costs down to a very small amount, if not down to $0.
If you have been accused having committed the offense of altering a registration or license tag as described above, contact one of our Palm Beach and Broward County criminal defense attorneys. As a team of former prosecutors, we know how to defend cases like this because we used to prosecute cases like this; we know what defenses work and what defenses don’t work. Having a second-degree misdemeanor on your record can ruin your livelihood and your reputation; our skilled attorneys can help you make sure such a conviction never happens. To schedule a free consultation during which you will hear how we can help you, call us at 1-888-5-DEFEND (1-888-533-3363).