A couple nights ago i got pulled over and ticketed for having illegal mods (fender eliminator). I got two tickets, one for improper display of plate which is section 3.02 of the mva and the fine is $230 and one for defective vehicle section 219(1) for $109. I also got a notice and order to bring my bike back to stock and have it inspected within 30 days which i am going to comply with and put the stock license plate mount, signals, and reflectors back on.
Section 3.02 of the mva reads (source: Motor Vehicle Act Regulations)
Number plates in horizontal position
3.02 A number plate shall at all times be securely fastened in a horizontal position to the vehicle for which it is issued.
Please keep in mind section 3.02 mentions nothing about plate being obstructed, thats section 3.03 so any argument about my plate being hard to see or tucked too far in is irrelevant to section 3.02. If you look at the picture of my license plate it meets the requirement of section 3.02, it's securely fastened in a horizontal position.
So with this info do you guys believe I have a valid argument to dispute my charge for section 3.02?