I was pulled over in the middle of no where a few years ago, while driving from Houston to Austin. I thought it was for speeding and was ready to accept the ticket, however as the officer approached and I lowered my window, he tells me...
-You know, you don't have a front plate.
-Ohhhh... (sigh of relief), yes officer I know. I have the plate here under my seat, but I would hate to drill a hole in my car's bumper so I intentionally left it off.
-Alright, well I am going to give you a warning today. Get that plate fixed!
Haha and that was that.