It is unlawful to,
(1) To remove or transfer a license plate from the motor vehicle for which such license plate was issued;
(2) To sell or otherwise transfer or dispose of a license plate upon or for use on any motor vehicle other than the vehicle for which such license plate was issued;
(3) To buy, receive, use, or possess for use on a motor vehicle any license plate not issued for use on such motor vehicle; or
(4) To operate a motor vehicle bearing a license plate which was improperly removed or transferred from another vehicle.
Any person who shall knowingly violate any provision of subsection (a) of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500.00 or by confinement for not more than 12 months, or both.
It shall not be unlawful for any person to place an expired prestige license plate on the front of a motor vehicle provided that such vehicle also bears a current valid license plate on the rear of such vehicle.