Dear Customer, I am sorry to learn of this situation.Unfortunately, with regard to your fiance's criminal matter, there is not a lot that I can offer at this point. Your fiance has accepted a plea on the matter, effectively closing that portion of the matter. (I am sorry that you felt that your fiance's attorney did not do a sufficient job handling the matter, but if you were driving with what the state (law enforcement and the prosecutor's office) believed to be blatantly fraudulent plates, there may have been a very strong claim against him - but please keep in mind, I have no way of assessing the strength or merits of the underlying case on this forum.However, with respect to your civil recourse against the dealership, you can sue the seller of the car for fraud, and breach of contract
, both for failure to provide you good title
on the vehicle and for the proximately caused damages associated with the bad plates. If this was a dealership that sold you the vehicle (and not a private party) you can also report this to the NY Attorney General
, here: http://www.ag.ny.gov/consumer-frauds/Filing-a-Consumer-Complaint, and the NY AG's office can investigate the matter and pursue administrative and/or criminal charges against the dealership. If you purchased from an individual, you can make a police report and/or a report to the prosecutor's office, (while this should have come up at some point in your fiance's case, you can still make a report subsequent to that matter).