yeah but cops like the liscence plate for radaring purposes so when someone removes the plate, the cops get angry and will pull you over for any reason they please. then even if you don't get a ticket, next time it will be. I'd just rather avoid getting pulled over for something stupid like that.
And i HAVE been pulled over for that before. and as soon as the cop found out i was 17, he checked every possible thing that could be wrong with my car, such as my blinkers being colored or not, my tint being too dark, etc.
and my brother's been pulled over 3 times for not having one. it's just not worth it.