Should I prepay my inspection ticket when I have a reckless driving charge as well?

published by Andrew Flusche on November 5, 2012


I see it all the time. People get stopped for reckless driving by speed, and they also get a ticket for expired inspection. You’re allowed to prepay the inspection ticket, but you must appear in court for reckless driving or at least hire an attorney to appear for you.

But should you just prepay the inspection ticket and be done with it?

In my opinion, that’s a mistake. If you get the car inspected soon after the stop and provide proof to the judge, that ticket might be dismissed completely.

Being convicted of an expired inspection isn’t a huge deal, since it’s not a moving violation. But why not try to avoid a conviction and save a few dollars if possible?

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