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    mickie_d is offline Junior Member
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    'Tag' not assigned - Florida

    Firstly, thanks for letting me join this forum!

    I hope I'm posting in the right section. - Think I may have just posted incorrectly - sorry

    I lived in Florida for nearly two years and just before I departed the 'tag' on my vehicle was 'not assigned' I had to come back to the UK due to a serious illness in the family and could not return to Florida. The court case went ahead (I checked on-line) and the case is still open. I'd like to go back for a visit later this year and I'm concerned I'll be picked up and arrested on arrival at the airport! I wrote to the courthouse concerned outlining the case number etc. to ask if there was a way of resolving it from the UK but with no reply. Any assistance with this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Florida now living in the UKWhat is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Florida now living in the UKWhat
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    seniorjudge is offline Senior Member
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    What are you charged with (statute number)?
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    mickie_d is offline Junior Member
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    Statute number

    I copied these details from the on-line court report, I think it's what you're asking. Please be patient with me, I am terrified about returning to Florida for a visit. I just wish I could get this sorted out!

    Thanks for your help, Mike

    01 0 08/16/05 08/16/05 4030-DWL8

    320.261 S M

    ATTACHING TAG NOT ASSIGNED

    Info Filed Dt: 08/23/05 Sta In :F Sta SA :N
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickie_d View Post
    320.261 - ATTACHING TAG NOT ASSIGNED
    Wow... not nearly as 'innocent' as your first post implied...

    320.261 Attaching registration license plate not assigned unlawful; penalty
    Any person who knowingly attaches to any motor vehicle or mobile home any registration license plate, or who knowingly attaches any validation sticker or mobile home sticker to a registration license plate, which plate or sticker was not issued and assigned or lawfully transferred to such vehicle, is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.


    You CONSCIOUSLY made the decision to break the law and got caught. You are now 'whimping' out and refusing to be responsible for YOUR conduct, right??

    As for punishment:
    775.082 Penalties; applicability of sentencing structures; mandatory minimum sentences for certain reoffenders previously released from prison.--
    (4) A person who has been convicted of a designated misdemeanor may be sentenced as follows:
    (b) For a misdemeanor of the second degree, by a definite term of imprisonment not exceeding 60 days


    Be a RESPONSIBLE adult. Contact the court. Pay your fine for YOUR decision.
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    mickie_d is offline Junior Member
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    Resposible for my own conduct!

    Thanks for the reply. I AM responsible for my own conduct, I HAVE contacted the court but with no reply. I don't have a problem paying my fine. I Do worry I'll go to jail of course. The last 2 years here in the UK have not been good due to family illness (this is NOT an excuse I know!) And above all I would very much like to resolve this. Do you have any suggestion? Is it likely to be a fine or jail time? I do appreciate your reply!

    Thanks, Mike
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    Just to add.....

    Sorry to go on************** The tag I attached to my truck was a 'vanity' plate and I had no idea (seriously!) that I couldn't just remove the original tag and replace it with my personal one! Of course I was stopped, stupid I know**************..
    Thanks again, Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickie_d View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I AM responsible for my own conduct, I HAVE contacted the court but with no reply. I don't have a problem paying my fine. I Do worry I'll go to jail of course. The last 2 years here in the UK have not been good due to family illness (this is NOT an excuse I know!) And above all I would very much like to resolve this. Do you have any suggestion?
    Yes -- get the phone number off the web site and call them.

    Strange things can happen to international mail. I'm assuming you didn't send it so you got a receipt back.
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    mickie_d is offline Junior Member
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    Thanks Patstew

    Hi Patstew,

    Thankyou for taking the time to reply, I did check on the Courthouse site and they did receive my e-mail, it reports that it was passed on to the Judge that dealt with the case initially. I still haven't had a reply, and that's over a month ago, I am extremely worried! I'll try mailing them again (I'm terrible on the 'phone!) If I don't get a reply in a week or so I guess I'll have to 'phone,

    Many thanks once again,

    Mike

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