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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Must a Title 39 summons be issued when the stop leads to an arrest, or would a warning suffice?

Is a law enforcement officer required to issue a summons for the traffic violation which is the probable cause for a traffic stop if that traffic stop leads to an arrest of one of the occupants or would a written/verbal warning be permitted? (Specifically pertaining to non DWI cases and cases where... View More

Jeremy M Lackey
Jeremy M Lackey
answered on Jan 5, 2024

This largely depends on the circumstances of the arrest of the occupant. For instance, was the occupant arrested for something related to the traffic stop OR arrested for another reason (independent arrest warrant, possession of contraband or drugs, etc.). A roadside stop under New Jersey law and... View More

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