Vehicle Code 4462.5, also commonly known as 446 2.5 VC, is a law commonly known as misuse of vehicle registration or license plates. This law makes it a crime to present to a police officer or to display on your vehicle a registration card or license plate that was not issued for that vehicle.
The classic example is when someone takes valid license plates that were issued for one vehicle and places them on another vehicle that’s not even registered with the DMV.
If you are caught and charged with 4462.5 VC, then it’s not simply a traffic ticket but also a misdemeanor and you could be jailed for up to six months.
It is not uncommon for innocent people to be wrongly charged with this offense. You may not have even been aware that the wrong license plate or registration card was being used. The police may have pulled you over or detained you without probable cause. In such situations, your attorney may be able to get all of the evidence thrown out of court and your case dismissed.
If you’ve been arrested or charged with misuse of vehicle registration or license plates, contact Mark Shayani of Pacific Attorney Group. He can provide a free consultation in office or by phone and is available to answer any question you may have.