California Vehicle Code 5200

Do you need more information about California Vehicle Code Section 5200? Violation of Vehicle Code 5200 is a minor offense. Those who face criminal offenses can experience a great deal of stress, especially for those without any criminal history, but you do not have to go through it alone. Call us today and you will receive a free case evaluation and consultation with one of our Orange County criminal lawyers.


What is CVC 5200?


California Vehicle Code 5200 outlines the law when vehicle owners are issued two license plates. It explains how they should be fixed to the vehicle – one for the rear and one for the front of the motor vehicle.


In the event that there was only one license plate provided by the DMV, it should be positioned at the back of the vehicle. Exemptions to this rule are made for tractors, where in this instance, it would be placed at the front of the automobile as per VC 4850.5.


What are the Penalties for VC 5200 Violations?



Under Vehicle Code Appendix B List of Violations Division 3 for Registration of Vehicles, violation of VC 5200 can be filed as an infraction, if ticket fees are not paid when due. The fine is punishable by $178.


Potential Penalties and Fines

The California Department of motor vehicles has the right to cancel or suspend the driver’s license of someone who is in violation of Orange County vehicle codes. There are several vehicle codes, and each code has different fines associated to them. The California points system allows the department to track offenses of drivers, and those who accumulate a number of points within specified time frames run the risk of having their driver’s license suspended or revoked. Vehicle codes are created for the safety of drivers and the public.


If you are facing fines for violating VC 5200 and were falsely accused, the OC traffic defense attorneys at MacGregor & Collins can help you. We will bring superior legal experience to aid you in this challenging time. Call us today at (949) 250-6097.

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