Ambler, PA asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey

Q: I was pulled over in NJ for “unclear/fictitious” plates & unregistered vehicle. I purchased the car privately & NJMVC

The Closest NjDMVs (70 miles) were closed due to staff COVID infections -on the 2 separate occasions that I had appts for. I showed the officer my valid insurance for the vehicle and the title and bill of sale. The car has been fully insured & I had the title and bill of sale. Despite showing officer the documents , and a printout of my dmv appt (for 2 days after the stop), he had it towed and confiscated the license plates I was using (they belong to my other vehicle). I’m a mature professional & I have a clean driving record. do you think I should I plead not guilty so I can briefly describe situation to the judge when I have my court appearance Monday. ?

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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: Sure you can plead not guilty and explain your situation to the judge but unfortunately it still means you are guilty based on what you said. If you want the best defense your best choice is to always hire a good lawyer to find a defense for you.

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Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Livingston, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You definately can speak to the prosecutor and even the Judge. They may reduce or give less of a fine. I always urge clients to hire local counsel as it may work in your favor as well

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