I live in America (VA), and I wanted to replace my current license plate with a customized one.
I found an item on Amazon, which gives me a blank black license plate with white text.
The original content and my license text is still the same, however now the design would be different. Are there are laws that prohibit doing what I want to do?
I did some research and found that under the code of Virginia, § 46.2-722, it states:
Any person who, with fraudulent intent, alters any license plate or decal issued by the Department or by any other state, forges or counterfeits any license plate or decal purporting to have been issued by the Department under the provisions of this title or by any other state under a similar law or who, with fraudulent intent, alters, falsifies, or forges any assignment thereof, or who holds or uses any license plate or decal knowing it to have been altered, forged, or falsified, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
I'm confused, does it mean that I can't use a license plate that I don't own, or does it prohibit the usage of the license plate I want to get?