Plainsboro, NJ asked in Car Accidents for New Jersey

Q: 39:4-129 Action in case of accident. insurance was notified immediately after the accident. is this still offence

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

A: Yes, the statute you cited requires you to notify the police. The fact that you notified your insurance company is not considered in regards to a violation of this statute. If you are charged with this offense, I suggest that you hire a good lawyer as you're looking at the possibility of jail time, loss of your license, points and fines. Most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer a free in office consultation, I suggest that you set one up.

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Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar
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  • Livingston, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The Statute you are speaking about is Leaving the Scene of an Accident, which means you left before the Police arrived. It is a 2 Point ticket if there are no injuries, and 8 points if there are injuries. I strongly urge you get in touch with an attorney in the area where the accident took place or close to you

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