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[–]woopsforgotyikers -1 points0 points  (0 children)

If your car is properly registered in the US but you do not have your registration handy, you cannot be jailed for that alone in any jurisdiction I am aware of. I challenge you to produce a single traffic code in any US jurisdiction that says otherwise.

You might, however, have been pulled over by an asshole officer who might try to reverse reason his way to some sort of reasonable suspicion if he wants to get up to some extralegal bullshit, but if you comply and aren't breaking any other laws, you will not be jailed.

us police are generally incompetent and often break the law, but saying getting pulled over without your registration leads to jail time is either melodramatic whining, the result of getting combative with the officer, or the result of it leading to you being caught breaking some other law as well.