Mantua, NJ asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey

Q: Can my son go to jail for a violation of PTI?

My son had a 4th offense driving while suspended back in 2015 which he never paid the fine off. He is currently on PTI for a criminal offense (1st one). His friend was stopped on a motor vehicle incident and my son had a warrant. He spent the night in county and has a court date this month. He is concerned that if the municipal judge gives him jail time for the municipal offense that he could be considered violating PTI and go to jail for 3-5 years, Is that a possibility.?We live in New Jersey

1 Lawyer Answer

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Yes it is possible he could go to jail, but much more information would be needed to assess what would happen in his case. I suggest you speak with the lawyer who handled his PTI CHARGE as he would know best, or setup a consultation with a new lawyer if you were not satisfied with your prior lawyer.

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