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0 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Can I take legal action if the DMV sends me a wrong order of suspension?

I received an order of suspension. Has my name and address but different drivers license #. The letter states the accident was in 2019. I never had a car before this year. There was a judgement notice on the letter, I called the lawyer on file and she confirmed that the person was served and... Read more »

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Q: If a police officer marks down the speed limit on the ticket then can I fight the speeding ticket since he can't prove?

I was regrettably doing 88mph in a 35mph school zone. Honest to God I didn't know I was in a school zone I thought the speed limit was 50 either way I was late for work and speeding. So the officer told me I was doing 88mph then comes to give me the ticket and I realized he marked it down and... Read more »

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Sep 29, 2022

There is also the possibility that the prosecutor will have the officer’s handwritten notes indicating that the officer already gave you a break when he issued the speeding ticket to you. If you are concerned, however, then meeting an attorney for a consultation might be something to consider... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Can I still receive a ticket in this matter?

Hello, I was in a traffic accident approximately 1yr and 5 months ago where I rear ended a motorvehicle. My vehicle (Sedan) was totaled the other vehicle (SUV) had some had rear end damage. After flagging down an Officer they completed their investigations and towed my car. I received the tow... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Sep 19, 2022

You can't still receive a ticket as you would be past the statute of limitations, but it sounds like you may already have had one. I would hire an attorney to research this and see if any tickets arose out of the situation to make sure you don't have a warrant for your arrest for not... Read more »

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Q: a police officer motioned for me to put seatbelt on and i did. then 30 secs later he pulls me over and gives me a ticket
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Sep 16, 2022

That's the same as the police officer motioning/telling you over his speaker to slow down. That doesn't mean that he can't give you a ticket later for speeding at that time. So yes you can still get a ticket for what happened.

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Q: Is there a legal distinction between the terms “roadway” and “highway?” Are they interchangeable?

For example if a section in this law refers only to “highways” does that law apply to all roadways? In regards to a pedestrian moving law.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Sep 14, 2022

It would depend on the statute where each one is written. Don't forget that statutes are written in different years and times so many words may mean something then and something different now, you have to look at the definition at the time the law was passed.

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Q: I had a 39:4 97 careless driving ticket which was offered to be amended after I submitted an online request to 39:4 97.2

Should I accept this - or contest - I don't have any other points on my license and this was a turning into right lane from left lane offense - nobody was injured

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Q: How do I get out of a ticket for 39:4-135? I am not guilty, I parked just fine and legally.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Aug 30, 2022

You will need to call the court plead not guilty, the court will send you a court date, and on that day, you wait your turn and speak with the judge and explain your reasoning why you are not guilty.

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Q: How much time or distance does the law state that you have to pull over when an emergency vehicle comes up behind you?

I was pulling a travel trailer and can't be expected to stop the same as a car!

50 seconds & less than 1 mile does not seam reasonable. I just viewed a copy of the dash-cam disc.

Why do I feel this is loosely determined by the officer and how he felt that day?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Aug 24, 2022

No set mileage is in the statute, but if you look at the cases its a reasonable distance/time. The problem is some people just aren't that aware of their surroundings and thus don't pull over right away even though the cop was behind them, and then they get the charge. if charged make... Read more »

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Q: I was issued a summons in Robbinsvile New Jersey for touching the traffic fog line.

I was issued a summons in New Jersey @3 AM on my way home for touching the traffic fog line. The officer followed me for quiet a while b4 I did something that he could justify a traffic stop. After going back to the area of the stop the next day I noticed that the traffic lines were faded and in... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Aug 8, 2022

That is an issue that you can fight the ticket over but you would need to go to trial over it and you will need to take pictures/video of the area where you were stopped. Without a lawyer these cases are hard to win because you will have to prove that a reasonable person could not make out the... Read more »

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Q: Do I still need to appear in court even though the ticket contradicts what the officer said?

I got pulled over for two traffic violations in NJ. The cop told me I needed to appear in online court for one, however both tickets say that I can plead guilty and pay online without going to court. When I payed online, both online tickets then said that "the matter has been resolved through... Read more »

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Jul 28, 2022

Ordinarily a defense attorney would advise against paying a ticket online. This is because paying the ticket has the legal effect of pleading guilty. And the monetary fine is not the only penalty one faces. Depending on the charge, one might also face license points with the Motor Vehicle... Read more »

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Q: Got a ticket for use of wireless device, but was at red light when I looked for direction & put device down before start

Cop at intersection stopped right after I turned at the traffic light. Want to plead not guilty. Any specific suggestions for the court hearing?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jul 24, 2022

Unfortunately, the statute does not require the car to be moving for the issuance of the ticket. I suggest hiring a lawyer if this is more than your first offense or if you drive for a living.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: What distance can you park from a private driveway? & Parking the front bumper of a car touching the rear bumper of a 2d

Can you park in front a private mail box All the above in Twp.of Maple Shade NJ.

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Jul 22, 2022

New Jersey law generally prohibits parking or standing a vehicle "in front of" a private driveway. Among other exceptions, however, a municipality may enact an ordinance to permit parking in front of private driveways. Beyond this, it seems that contacting a private attorney to inquire... Read more »

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Q: I need a attorney for a traffic ticket for 2 point 39:4-88B can anyone help it’s in Woodbridge township please send info
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jul 15, 2022

We are not allowed to solicit your business here on this website, nor are we allowed to even post our number in this q and a section as that is how the website makes money. But you are free to click on our profile call our office and setup a free in office consultation, that some of us traffic... Read more »

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Q: Is section b. Qualified as a point infraction in New Jersey!

39:4-88B

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jul 15, 2022

Yes this is a 2 point ticket in NJ

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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.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jul 14, 2022

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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Got pulled for speeding no ticket was handed to us. Summon was submitted for our name not our car or license plate.

My husband was driving in New Jersey and got pulled over for speeding (mind you he was doing the same speed limit as everyone else was which was right under 80 in a 65 ) the state trooper took his license check it then came back said thank you she did not hand us any summons we waited there for a... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jul 13, 2022

In NJ a clerical error like you have will generally, not dismiss the ticket. It may help get a downgrade but even that is not guaranteed and with a lawyer you stand a much better chance. AS long as the ticket was mailed or given to you it will be valid. That being said that may be your defense.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Is operating a slow speed blocking traffic an offence with points
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jul 12, 2022

Yes it is a 2 point ticket in NJ and is generally given when you go more than 10 miles under the speed limit. A good lawyer should be able to eliminate these points for you. I would suggest that setup a free in office consultation with one of us traffic ticket lawyers to do just that.

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Q: A cop issued me a ticket.

The ticket says the date it was issued. Then the court date says it’s the issue date and the time it happened.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jul 9, 2022

This happens quite frequently unfortunately, and it does not invalidate the ticket. Call the court and ask them the actual tickets court date it will generally bet within a few weeks but can be as little as 7 days from the date of the offense. If it is a serious ticket with points or other... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Do I get points for a 39:4-138M
Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Jul 8, 2022

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commision administers one of the point systems. Private insurance carriers administer the other system. Though subject to change, at present neither system imposes points for this offense.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
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?

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai
answered on Jun 27, 2022

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... Read more »

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