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My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to answer your legal question today. Before I answer your question, did your son receive any other ticket than the no front plate ticket?
While simply taking a picture of the newly mounted front plate and sending it in may be sufficient, from the similar tickets I have dealt with, it is always more advisable to take a picture of the newly mounted front plate and actually appear for the hearing and presenting the picture. When the court sees that you took the time and effort to actually appear, it shows an appreciation for the seriousness of the matter. So often, many people simply disregard these tickets and fail to appear. This leads not only to various fines and fees, but agitates the Court.
By showing up and showing that you had remedied the infraction, a Court will be more likely to consider this a lesson learned for your son and show some mercy and outright dismiss the ticket.
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For a minor infraction like this, anyone closely related to him may appear and explain to the court his current situation. You can appear, a relative can appear, even a friend (although, in this situation, a parent will be best). If you can appear, then you can take the steps I mentioned above. Are you able to appear on his behalf?
Well, that is always an option but from your question, I was under the assumption you were trying to avoid retaining an attorney. An attorney can do exactly what I mentioned without you or your son appearing as well. Good luck!