Orlando Counterfeit Vehicle Registration Lawyer

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All vehicle owners in Orlando are required to have a valid vehicle registration assigned by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Your vehicle registration is used to help identify victims or perpetrators of a crime, notify the state of changes to ownership, and for taxation purposes.

Under the Florida Statute 320.26(1)(a), it is an offense to make, use, sell or possess counterfeit vehicle registration documents such as fake license plates, stickers, validation stickers, mobile home stickers, cab cards, trip permits, or special temporary operating permits.

If you are caught with counterfeit vehicle registration, don’t hesitate to call us at The Umansky Law Firm. The punishment for using or issuing a counterfeit vehicle registration is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison or a $5,000 fine. Don’t panic! We have experienced defense attorneys who understand your plight and can help you defend yourself. 

How Lawyers Can Help You in Counterfeit Vehicle Registration Cases

Due to the varying degrees of offenses with which you can be charged, you will need a lawyer to help you explore your legal options. For instance, if you are charged with knowingly attaching an unassigned license plate, tag, or validation sticker to a vehicle, you will be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months probation or 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

The state must prove that you knowingly possessed counterfeit vehicle registration documents. This is one avenue that an experienced attorney can use to help defend you from the charges. At Umansky Law Firm, we are aware that without intent, there is no crime. As your defense lawyer, we are willing to explore this area of defense with you. 

Factors to Consider When Selecting Your Defense Attorney

When choosing a lawyer to defend you in a counterfeit vehicle registration case, there are certain qualities you should consider. These include the following:

  1. Hire an experienced and knowledgeable defense attorney. You need to hire a defense attorney with a specialization in criminal law. An experienced attorney who has had valuable years of practicing and winning cases. Someone who knows how to defend your rights and get you justice. 
  2. To win your criminal case, you will need a defense attorney with good communication and speaking skills. Your defense attorney must effectively communicate his legal advice, solutions, respond efficiently to your queries, and efficiently convince the judge about your innocence.
  3. Ensure you are hiring a defense attorney who is skilled in the art of negotiation. You need a lawyer who can persuade the prosecution to settle out of court, negotiate possible deals before the court.
  4. Find a defense attorney who is honest and committed to your case. A good defense attorney will always keep you updated on the progress of your case, pick your calls any time, give you sincere and possible outcomes on your case.

Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer at The Umansky Law Firm

With over 20 years of legal experience, Umansky Law Firm has criminal defense lawyers who have the knowledge to argue your case. We can work with you and the case to improve your outlook. We can also represent you on all related charges. We are always available to ensure we get justice for you and defend your rights. Call us today at (407) 228-3838 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation.