Randolph, NJ asked in Small Claims and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey

Q: i was charged with this violation 39:3-4 which is driving or parking unregistered motor vehicle. I never touched it

my car has been sitting outside parked for over a month since the motor has been dead. I was wondering is the charge is due to the fact that is parked on a public road? or can I argue the fact that I haven't touch or moved the vehicle since a month?

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Any car that is on a public road must be registered and insured. You were actually lucky that the cop did not write you a ticket for abandoned motor vehicle because if the vehicle is not able to be moved and has been sitting on the street for a month that would have been also a proper ticket to have been written.

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Leon Matchin
Leon Matchin
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Milltown, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You have to register a vehicle that's under your name. That's what the statute is about. Here's how it reads: "every resident of this State and every nonresident whose automobile or motorcycle shall be driven in this State shall, before using such vehicle on the public highways, register the same, and no automobile or motorcycle shall be driven unless so registered."

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