Legal Question in Traffic Law in Minnesota

No insurance ticket

What can i get for this ticket I had no auto insurance at the time of this ticket but i have it now if fact i got the insurance that night of the ticket. what can i expect as a fine or penalty?

Asked on 10/17/06, 11:07 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

David Kelly-952-544-6356 Kelly Law Office

Re: No insurance ticket

Driving without insurance is a misdemeanor, punishable by $1,000 fine or 90 days in jail or both.

What punishment you actually get, however, depends a lot on you and on where this happened. Here in Hennepin County these tickets are prosecuted by the city attorney of the city where it happened; and if you have a clean record, didn't cuss out the officer, and were polite and cooperative; and if you show up in court with a lawyer and with proof that you have insurance now; and if there was no accident so nobody was hurt or damaged; you might get a relatively small fine and no jail time.

You might even get a continuance for dismissal - a deal where you don't plead guilty and where if you have no same of similar charges for a year or two, then the charges are dismissed and don't go on your record.

There are lots of ifs, buts and maybes. Your chances of success are much better with a lawyer.

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P.S. The continuance for dismissal is also known as a "CWOP" - continuance without prosecution.

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Answered on 10/17/06, 1:04 pm

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