Yellow License Plates
The majority of the time, we can avoid yellow plates for our clients. The “DUI Plates” are mandatory for certain 1st offenders and nearly every 2d, 3rd, and 4th offender. However, if you are a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd offender, there may be a way to avoid this humiliating and useless sentence.
In certain circumstances if you are convicted of a DUI, you will be required to place the DUI yellow license plates on your vehicle in order to drive. Aside from the inconvenience of re-registering your car with the BMV, the yellow license plates are a scarlet letter that lets other drivers and the police know of your conviction.
Generally, if your conviction is the 1st in any 6 year period, and does not involve a high test, the yellow license plates are optional for the judge to order. For some judges, however, these plates will be required as a condition of driving privileges even on a 1st offense. For those with high test DUIs or multiple convictions, the DUI yellow license plates are generally mandatory.