Have Traffic Law Questions? Ask a Traffic Lawyer Online.
Hello and thank you for contacting us. This is Dwayne B. and I’m an expert here and looking forward to assisting you today.
Based on your facts it sounds like it is just operating a vehicle with an expired license. Often the police write down the name of the entire statute for due process and notice reasons. If your registration was valid in Washington and you hadn't moved to MD too long before then the registration doesn't apply.
If you had been living in MD over three months (I think that's the correct amount of time) then you are supposed to transfer the registration to the new state.
Were you living in MD or just visiting there? Where was your driver's license issued?
If your question has been answered then I'd offer my best wishes to you and ask that you please not forget to leave a Positive Rating so I receive credit for my work. Of course, please feel free to ask any follow up questions in this thread. I want to be sure that all of your questions are answered.
Why is your car registered in WA then?