East Brunswick, NJ asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey

Q: I got a ticket for failure to show proof of insurance because I couldn’t find the card but I am insured, plead guilty?

I am able to prove I had a valid insurance at the time of the ticket.

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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: You could plead guilty if you have a failure to show insurance card ticket as that is only a fine. But if you have a ticket for No Insurance then if you plead guilty your looking at a fine plus one year loss of license. This is why you hire a lawyer as what you were thinking could end up getting you into lots of problems if done improperly.

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

A: More information is required. It would be a good idea to talk to an attorney on the telephone and meet her or him before pleading guilty.

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

A: The penalty of a "failure to show proof of insurance" violation is a fine only. It's a credential violation, not a moving violation. No point. No suspension. If you appear in court (virtually/remotely) and show the proof, some prosecutors may dismiss it; others don't. It all depends on the policy/personality of the prosecuting attorney and the township. If that's the only ticket you received, retaining a lawyer for it will not probably be in your best financial interest.

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