Trenton, NJ asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey

Q: Warrant due to missing court date,unaware . Ticket for “no registration “ but I had went to DMV have paperwork.

This is from 2 yrs ago. I called once I received the warrant and new court date. I called the township it sent the warrant to she told me can Monday morning due to weekend.

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Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Cinnaminson, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Allow me to try to repeat the circumstances. A municipal court appears to have issued a bench warrant based on a failure to appear after a ticket was issued two years ago for no registration. Upon learning of the bench warrant, the defendant contacted the municipality. It is unclear whether the warrant was recalled and a new date to appear was issued. And I do not see a question here. Therefore, it seems to me contacting an attorney to discuss this would be sensible. You can present questions as well as the DMV documents you possess.

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

A: Tickets don't just go away and eventually if you don't pay them they turn into a warrant or a suspension of your drivers license or both. You can pay the warrant any time at any NJ police station, BUT if you want to pay it at the court you have to wait to do this during the weekday. The problem is even if the warrant goes away you still have to prove your innosence in court, thus the reason you should hire a lawyer as you could/would face the further suspension of your drivers license if found guilty.

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