I live just above Los Angeles and have five vehicles; all have no front plate and four are illegally tinted. I have never been stopped or cited for no front plate and my wife has got one cite for tint. Not bad. A lot of it is where you live.
A big tip in California is the citation has to have the "Correctable Violation (40610 VC)" box checked "yes". If not, there is a good chance that you will not be offered the fix it for a lower price option.
2012 BMW 535I 21K Miles
ED Pick Up on 12/03/2011; US Pick Up on 01/27/1012
Alpine White, M Sport, Blk Nappa, Cold Weather, Luxury Seating, Premium, Premium Sound, Tech, Sports Trans, Active Cruise, Heads-Up
Mods - Quad Exhaust Tips, HID Fog Lights, Clear Front Reflectors, M5 Spoiler, Calipers Painted Black, 12.5 mm Rear Wheel Spacers, 5% Tint Rear - 35% Tint Front - 50% Tint Windshield - BlackVue DR400G-HD II Dash Cam
Coding by tuesday (aka; itschase) (Chase)