Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationInsurance & Registration ยท 6 months ago

if i get pulled over in an unregistered uninsured car (just bought from friend) with his name still on the old expired license plate.?


Will he get charged?

Update 2:

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16 Answers

  • 5 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    you're supposed to get it insured first, then buy new plates, then you can drive it (as long as you get the title transferred and have a valid licence). driving's hard!

  • 5 months ago

    The only way the guy who sold it to you would come into the picture would be if you did a hit and run or something, and someone took down the tag # and called the police - and it would still come up in the system as as his vehicle.

    If you get pulled over (depending on where you live) you might get cited for not having it registered in your name (although if it's not expired they may or may not give you crap about that) - and possibly for not having proof of insurance.

  • 6 months ago

    you are in trouble. Take the punishment and move on

  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    In most if not all states in is only illegal to operate a vehicle on public roadways without insurance. If you choose to operate a vehicle on a public roadway without insurance, the operator is the one committing the violation.

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  • 6 months ago

    In my state, you would get charged with driving with an expired registration and driving without insurance. The owner (the other guy) will soon get a notice of having no insurance and will be required to pay a fine.

  • 6 months ago

    Nope, you won't both be charged. Just you.

    The charge is driving without valid plates/registration and insurance (which is two charges), not selling. I don't think there's a charge for selling in any jurisdiction, unless the vehicle being sold is stolen.

    You know that thing you said where you just bought the car? That defence doesn't count for squat. You can buy a car any time you want from any seller you want, but you can't drive it on public roads without meeting the legal requirements. You're supposed to line up insurance and tags before you drive it, no grace periods and no excuses.

    Everyone else is expected to know that, which means so are you.

  • May
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    You both may be charged....What a foolish thing to even think about doing....!

  • 6 months ago

    If your 'friend' has any sense he will have given you a signed bill of sale and also signed the title over to you before he/she allows you to drive it.

    After that, any problems are your problems.

  • ron h
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    If there's a way to tow it, do that. Otherwise, get insurance on it and drive VERY carefully, at speed limit till you can park it (off the street) If you get stopped and you DO have insurance, it's possible that you'll get a ticket. If you don't have insurance OR you act like an ***, the car will likely be towed.

  • 6 months ago

    You will get the tickets for driving an unregistered vehicle and driving without insurance, not him.

    They will probably impound the car, which would most likely be under your friends name, unless as the other answer said, you have bill of sale and signed title on you .

  • 6 months ago

    If you have a bill of sale then you can show that to the cop to explain why it has no insurance and no registration. Of course, you can also call up your insurance company with the VIN and get coverage the second you buy it.

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