Newington, CT asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for New Jersey

Q: Hello, I'm a Massachusetts driver who went and purchased a car in, New Jersey. On the way home I received summons2 appea

On the way home. I received two tickets. Can I hire a lawyer? To appear for me and waive my appearance for the second ticket that has no price.

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The answer is it depends. In general if you hire a lawyer you may be able to avoid having to appear in court. However, that rule changes when you have a mandatory court appearance ticket. In that case a lawyer will need to convince the judge you don't need to come. And in cases such as DWI suspended license etcetera. It's a rarity to ever happen. Lastly if you don't appear in court, generally the sentence is not as good as if you did because the prosecutor knows that your attorney cannot try the case.

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