No front plate tickets in Suffolk L.I. are $135 each
I've only received one over a year ownership, and it was from an unmarked cop that was out to get people that day...I had seen him with somebody else pulled over a couple hours earlier on that same road. Pulled me over for speeding (68 in a 55 on a road that everyone does at least 60
) but just gave me the no front plate ticket.
It comes down to what area you live in (higher population density usually means higher cop presence), and how much having a clean looking front end is worth to you.