Paterson, NJ asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey

Q: Off duty and out of jurisdiction officer see's someone speeding and he's in his personal vehicle can he give ticket?

Asking for a friend he was accelerating to get away from traffic and an off duty officer who he didn't know was an officer chased him in his personal car he got nervous and tried avoiding the veichle. The cop was from a different town and was probably out of his jurisdiction as well as not on the clock the cop yield at him saying hey mother f***ker I go to the right lane and slow down i got your plates my friend said the cop took off in an recklessly high speed and left him be hes nervous what can he expect and or do? He works for the port authority and cant afford to lose his license this happened on an active highway and the officer was in his own car

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1 Lawyer Answer

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.

Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The NJ cop doesn't need to be on duty or in his jurisdiction to issue a ticket as long as he is in the state of New Jersey. The only difference that it makes is that the ticket must come from the town where the violation occurred. ii your friend can't afford to get the tickets then he needs to hire a good lawyer to try to avoid them. Most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer a free in office consultation I suggest he sets one up as soon as he gets the tickets, assuming he gets them.

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