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Zoey, JD, Criminal Defense Attorney
Category: Traffic Law
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Experience:  18+ years of high-volume criminal defense work from arraignment through plea or trial.
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Got caught with fake inspection sticker. Trying to see what

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Got caught with fake inspection sticker. Trying to see what the cost in Maine will be
JA: OK. The Traffic Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: No. Can't afford one and court date is tomorrow
JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Traffic Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.
Customer: Jeep needed 2000.00 of work to pass inspection . I went divorce and am broke so photoshop a sticker
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Traffic Lawyer should know?
Customer: I am a veteran with a spotless record until this. I immediately went ant got a small loan to get a car that is legal. I was desperate and stupid I guess
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Traffic Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.
Hello, Driving with a false inspection sticker is a class E crime. It is a misdemeanor and not a traffic infraction. It carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. When you go to court tomorrow, plead not guilty and ask the judge for a public defender. Perhaps a lawyer can get this reduced to a traffic infraction, which could keep a misdemeanor conviction off of your record and also keep the fine down.
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.
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