Is expired registration a moving violation?

I’ve been really busy the last few months and completely forgot to renew my car registration! It was an honest mistake, but I got a ticket for expired plates last week. Now I’m worried about how this will affect me. Is expired registration a moving violation?

Amber Reed · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s so easy to forget important things when you’re busy! Luckily, expired registration isn’t considered a moving violation and won’t put points on your license.
Some states will upgrade a non-moving violation to a moving violation if your registration expired more than six months ago. But in most cases, you can resolve the ticket simply by paying a fine and renewing your registration.
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