If you are caught with fraudulent vehicle registration stickers, you could face up to three years in a state prison. What may have started out as a quick fix could quickly turn into a very costly and detrimental situation. Luckily, the San Diego criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett are here to help. We’ve successfully defended cases ranging from fraud and murder to false information and fraudulent vehicle registration. We will work with you in crafting a defense against your fraudulent vehicle registration charge.
The State of California’s fraud law states that falsifying, forging or counterfeiting a vehicle’s registration, license plates, or stickers is a direct violation. There are many examples of this type of fraud, and some that may not seem that serious include:
- Intentionally misrepresenting the year when registering a vehicle in order to avoid smog laws
- Intentionally understating the value of the of a vehicle during registration to avoid taxes
- Registering a car in another state while living in California without paying California fees and taxes.
If you’ve altered your vehicle’s registration stickers or committed any of the examples above, you need the help of a skilled San Diego criminal defense attorney. Our team will work tirelessly on a defense that will procure the best possible result. The key to a strong defense is being able to show lack of intent. If you didn’t intend to commit fraud, you cannot be found guilty of violating California’s vehicle code.
Call or visit us to learn more about how Bradley R. Corbett can help with your case.