Brooklyn, NY asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey

Q: I received a ticket for Traffic on Marked Lanes- Trucks 39:4-88E . No points? Also officer wrote wrong state for plate#?

I received this ticket on the New Jersey turnpike.

Officer said that particular ticket was no points, is this true? Also officer wrote the wrong state for my plate. He wrote NJ, and it's NY. Can I beat this, because of that error?

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Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • New City, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: 39: 4-88E is a 2-point traffic fraction in NJ. If you are a NY driver, it's highly likely that the points won't transfer. However, the lane violation can be considered to be one of the "serious traffic offenses" under VTL when committed by a CDL driver operating a commercial vehicle. That can negatively affect your record and employment. You may want to discuss your case with a NY attorney, not just a lawyer licensed to practice in NJ.

Also in NJ (municipal courts), a mere entry of the wrong information on the vehicle will not lead to dismissal as long as there was a traffic stop. Dismissal based on facial insufficiency rarely happens in NJ where townships generally strive to collect as much funds as possible from drivers for minor traffic offenses.

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

A: Its a 2 point ticket in NJ check your insurer if they are going to charge you for these points. Unfortunately, clerical errors in NJ generally don't void a ticket. Your best chance to get no points on a ticket like this is to hire a good lawyer and fight the ticket.

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