Hello, Can I get an expired tag citation dropped in GA? I was out of the state with my car for 7 months in PA for a job. My brother in law, whom I live with and whom the car is registered under, tried to get the tag renewed on time, but couldn't because the car was not present in GA. The DMV said to fill out some paperwork and I can do the emissions inspection and registration when I get back. In less than a week when I got back, I got pulled over and was given a ticket because the tag was expired for 4 months. My brother in law was out of town at the time and didn't get to do it. He came back the next day and we had a new registration in that same week. Can I just show the DA or clerk my new tag and the charges get dropped? I've been seeing that being convicted of driving with an expired tag is a misdemeanor. I don't want anything on my permanent record, esp. since I wasn't even in the state of GA when it got expired and DMV told us it was okay so long as we complete some forms to get things waived.
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