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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: In nj I allowed a lady to drive my lcar believing she had a license. She did not and had an accidentvwith my car. They s

They suspended my Licence 6 months.

Is that the law for only allowing an unlicenced driver which you had no idea was unlicensed to drive your car?

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Dec 19, 2023

Yes that is the law, but next time hire a lawyer their may have been something, a good lawyer could have done to save your license. By law your supposed to check that the person you lend your car to has a valid license.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Must a Title 39 summons be issued when the stop leads to an arrest, or would a warning suffice?

Is a law enforcement officer required to issue a summons for the traffic violation which is the probable cause for a traffic stop if that traffic stop leads to an arrest of one of the occupants or would a written/verbal warning be permitted? (Specifically pertaining to non DWI cases and cases where... View More

Jeremy M Lackey
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Jeremy M Lackey
answered on Jan 5, 2024

This largely depends on the circumstances of the arrest of the occupant. For instance, was the occupant arrested for something related to the traffic stop OR arrested for another reason (independent arrest warrant, possession of contraband or drugs, etc.). A roadside stop under New Jersey law and... View More

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Q: I made a left turn into school at night. Affected by headlight glare and drove onto lawn and got 4 tickets in nj

I have very good driving records. My last traffic violation was 3 years ago. My car stuck in snow outside of driveway.

39:4-71 improper driving on sidewalk

39:4-123 improper right or left turn

39:4-97 careless driving

19.9-1.17 careless driving no personal injury... View More

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Dec 3, 2023

No its not unusal to get more than one ticket if you performed more than one violation of the law. Thus you can be speeding and get a ticket for unsafe lane change and careless driviing at the same time. Now for your case the 2 careless driving tickets is a little circumspect but again we would... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Hello, can you please summarize what 39:3-40.5 means?
H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Nov 14, 2023

In essence Its a statute that gives powers to MVC direction to make additional rules and regulations.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I have received a ticket of DID UNLAWFULLY PARK OPERATE A. 39:3-54.13 emergency warning light violation. What is mean?

What can happen to me?

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Nov 2, 2023

It means your accused of unlawfully using emergency lights, such as a flashing blue or red or yellow light. In general it carries a fine between $100 to $200 imposed by the court, but if you have a mandatory court appearance you may want to hire a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: In New Jersey, when is a pedestrian crossing a roadway?

Does the right of way begin when the pedestrian is standing on the corner waiting to cross or when they have stepped into the crosswalk? My question is because I received 'Pedestrian - Failure to Yield - Right of Way' ticket. In this instance the pedestrian was standing on the sidewalk,... View More

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Oct 11, 2023

Logically it would be when the person steps onto the road, the reality in court is generally different, thus it is when the person steps onto that pad that is right before the actual start of the road according to most judges. If charged get yourself a lawyer most of the time we can help you... View More

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Q: Can confidential section information be used against you for a traffic citation

I sped 100 in a 70 traveling in Pennsylvania I am a New Jersey resident. However, the cop wrote the ticket for 75 in a 70. In the confidential information section he wrote "100 in a 70". Could that be used against me in court? He also gave me a careless Driving citation.

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Sep 20, 2023

You posted your question in the NJ section since this is a PA question you need to post it in the PA section to get the correct answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Does Speeding ticket in Pennsylvania affect my NJ driving record

Speeding over 25 mph

Stuart Nachbar
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Stuart Nachbar
answered on Aug 12, 2023

Yes, PA and NJ are part of the Compact:

What is the Driver License Compact (DLC)?

A: The DLC is a compact among 46 member states to maximize law enforcement efforts nationwide.

The major provisions of the DLC, which member states are committed to uphold and enforce, are:...
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Q: I got pulled over for speeding the cop threw my pba card at me. What should i do

Also gave me a ticket for my brake light which was on. My light was dim. Still have me a ticket and told me that 2023 stae nj pba card doesn't work. So he threw it back in my car

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Aug 6, 2023

The officer is correct. The card is supposed to show your a supporter and is really for your own use, not a get out of ticket free card.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: If a town cop was stopped on the shoulder of an interstate, can he give a citation for speeding on interstate highway
H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Aug 2, 2023

Yes the officer does have the authority to give you a ticket. If you got one hire a good lawyer in most cases a good lawyer can help to reduce or eliminate the penalties that you face.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: How can my husband keep being charged with a suspended license when he paid the restoration fees and surcharges?

My husband grew up in New Jersey and left when he was 16 . He never obtained a driver's license in this state, but had a non drivers ID His wallet was stolen when he was 15 that had is SSN card and a state non drivers id. Upon his father's death he came back to his childhood home.... View More

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Jul 21, 2023

This is an important question, and the explanation I would like to offer is somewhat difficult to write here is all the necessary details. I would mention, however, that when anyone is issued a ticket a New Jersey, the Motor Vehicle Commission generates a license number for that person. To resolve... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: How do you know if a ticket has points? Also what do you do if the officer doesn’t tell you the ticket has points.
Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Jul 5, 2023

There are two point systems. One system applies to the Motor Vehicle Commission, and the other applies to Insurance Eligibility. Accumulating points with the Motor Vehicle Commission can result in surcharges and license suspensions. Additionally, the look back period for the MVC is three years. As... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: What penalty can I expect when I go to court for allowing a 16 yr old minor to drive and got pulled over and ticketed
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 8, 2023

I think the current penalty is that you have to watch reruns of "The Jersey Shore" for 48 hours. Sorry, seriously, you will probably be given a fine. You might be able to contact the Court in advance to find out how much they want to assess. If you go to Court you may be able to have... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Does insurance rise with the ticket 39:3-4 - DRIVING OR PARKING UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLE. Will The ticket be on record

I just bought a bike on Sunday… and was riding it in my streets to learn and get the hang of it. The bike had valid insurance, the title was signed I showed the officer the title as well. I literally told the officer that I recently got the bike and was not aware it needed to be registered before... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 8, 2023

In Calif. these are "fix it tickets" and if you provide proof of registration by the time you go to court, it will be dismissed with a processing fee. Not usually a point count ticket, so unlikely to result in an increase in insurance premium, but I don't speak for the insurance... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: If a cop doesn't see you do it can he knock on your door later and give you a ticket

Someone called and told him it happened.. it was a careless driving 39497.. going down a one way the wrong way.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 9, 2023

Most jurisdictions require infractions to be committed in the presence of the officer. At trial, who is going to testify that you committed the offense? Usually it is the PO, but they could call an eyewitness. This isn't usually done in the case of an infraction unless there was an accident... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Will I receive a speeding ticket in the mail from a state trooper?

A state trooper followed me off the highway while I was speeding. He followed me for like 30 seconds & pulled off. Never pulled me over. My thing is if I was considerably speeding, wouldn’t he have pulled me over then and there?

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Jun 5, 2023

This is a good question. One might expect a reasonable trooper to conduct a stop, request credentials, verify the person’s identity, and decide whether to issue any tickets. But police have been known to mail the tickets to the person believed to be driving. So it is possible that tickets will be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Q: Got a ticket for slow speed 39.4:97.1 in NJ. I've entered no guilty plea. No priors. Can I win?

It was an internal road (not highway) and I was searching my Dermatologist's office and slowed down to take a turn. The police officer cited me for slow speed. I have entered a no guilty plea online. Want to know what will happen next? Court date is set for 6/22. This is my first offense in 7... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 9, 2023

Impossible to predict because don't know what PD will say happened. This case arises under traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: If a judgement was rendered on a matter that I failed to submit an answer, do I have any option to appeal?

I received a summons and failed to provide so answer in the allotted time. A judgment was rendered and I have not satisfied it. The judgement was regarding an accident I got into in 2019, I was uninsured at the time. There were only paint scratches to the other person’s car, but they sued me for... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on May 23, 2023

Depending on how long ago it was, you may be able to file a motion to set aside based on excusable neglect.

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Q: Say you get pulled over on federal property for speeding, first time speeding doing 60 in a 45 can I get out of it

Military cop pulled me over idk if that matters

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 22, 2023

Yes, the Federal Government also has traffic cops. They have a schedule of fines for traffic offenses. Can you get out of it? Maybe, hire a military lawyer, ask for a reduction, pay the fine.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I received a traffic ticket in New Jersey, and it says I have to respond in 2 weeks. Shouldn't I get at least 30 days?

I am an out of state driver and need more time to get home and be able to respond.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on May 22, 2023

There is no nationwide rule as to how much time you have to respond to a moving violation. You don't have to go home, you have to go to court in New Jersey to respond. Google a traffic ticket attorney in New Jersey for assistance.

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