I recently bought a new car in California, and have no plates since I have not received the state issued plates yet. I was pulled over on the 101 in Hollywood by a CHP for not having any license plates. When I explained that the car was brand new he stated it was still illegal and issued a fix-it ticket. I have no problem paying the fine, but find it ridiculous to pay since my car is brand new. How am I supposed to expedite receiving plates?
Any advice for challenging this ticket? Also, what happens if I do not fix-it and argue the ticket in court on the specified date?