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Q: I have to take it from 2013 same here I went to prison want to know can I get time served for my tickets if I came home

In 2017

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 28, 2020

You can always ask the judge for credit, but the judge is not supposed to give you credit for one offense when your serving for another unless they arise together. Speak with a lawyer but expect to pay that lawyer for their time and advise.

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Q: are there points with a 39: 4-120 ticket?
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Jul 25, 2020

I believe that is a zero point violation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: If my front tinted windows were all the way down and I have no tint on front windshield just rear windows and rear back

Is it probable cause to write me a ticket while ot was still a little light out also. If so I'm trying to pull up the price for 1 n hf weeks now and Newark NJ isnt coming up that on the internet and not answering phones.Do you know around what price ? Thank you

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 20, 2020

Unfortunately your not allowed to have tinted windows in NJ unless you have a medical exception, they are factory tints or your tints is no more than the legally allowed percentages.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Appeals / Appellate Law for New Jersey on
Q: I would like to file a motion to seal records of a NJ Supreme Court/Appellate Division. Where do I file?

This court order stemmed from my appeal of a Motor Vehicle decision to suspend my license when receiving out of state information. I am finding it hard to have such information on immediate search engines when my name is "searched". It is affecting my ability to obtain the level of... Read more »

Gerald D. Siegel
Gerald D. Siegel answered on Jul 6, 2020

It's public information by law.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: My traffic court date has been changed 3 times. Since then I moved to NJ and need to change my license for work. Can I?

I got the ticket back in September 2019 and the date was scheduled for February 2020, due to the pandemic it got changed to March and then July and now January 2021. I need to change my NY license to an NJ since I moved here back in March. I’ve tried to plead guilty online and pay the fine but my... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 30, 2020

You need to call the MVC to check, but as long as you don't have a warrant it should not cause a problem in getting your license in NJ

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Q: I was driving my dads car and he got summoned to court for something I did because the car is under his name

Does he have to appear to court even though it had nothing to do with him or can I appear because I was operating the vehicle .

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 17, 2020

If the summons is in his name he needs to go to court, but if you want to give him a good defense you will go with him and you both will have a lawyer if it is a serious ticket. I suggest that you set up one of the free in office consultations that must of us traffic ticket lawyers offer.

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Q: What does "excessive or unusual" entail. Is there no decibel limit to how loud an exhaust can be ?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 14, 2020

Generally words used in a statute like that give a judge the discretion to determine their meaning based on a reasonable person standard.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I want to ask for a motion to dismiss in anticipation of subrosa subject matter jurisdictional discrepancy. On a lonely

Road near my home I was stopped for having one of my two license plate lights out(I didn't even know I had two).

Being a lifelong passive good citizen I reluctantly agreed with my insurance company to put the card on my phone.

When I couldn't find it right away the... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 10, 2020

Most police cars don't have a license plate scanners in them and the officer needs to manually look everything up. Generally an officer will not know that you don't have insurance until after an extended period of time and you get suspended from Motor Vehicle Commission. Thus it is very... Read more »

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Q: I have outstanding warrants because I missed court for traffic can I renew my id at the dmv?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 6, 2020

Generally when you miss Court a warrant is issued and your license is suspended. But since we don't know your case we don't know that this happened, and the judge may have issued only a failure to appear which means you could still renew your license. However if you go to MVC and a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: We like to an opra request for a speeding ticket, what things one should ask for? what type of device,

when was it last calibrated? possibly which information is vital to maybe dismiss the case

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 4, 2020

For court you need to file a discovery demand for the information in regards to your speeding ticket not an opera request. As for the information that you need, that would depend on the defense you intend to use.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I got my first speeding ticket over 20 years of driving. Officer states I was doing 71 in 45 zone. does not show device:

radar, laser, etc. How can I dismiss the ticket, happen in union nj? Officer can be wrong? When I went on website it shows .29 SPEEDING (.29 INDICATES EXCEEDING BY 25-29 MPH)

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 4, 2020

The officer is not required to put on the ticket how your speed was measured. Thus that will not dismiss the ticket. If you need to know how your speed was checked you will need to order the discovery for the case which you can get by following court rule 7:7-7. Best advise: Hire a lawyer to... Read more »

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Q: is a probationary licence driver age 19 allowed to drive with 4 siblings in the car?
Gerald D. Siegel
Gerald D. Siegel answered on May 31, 2020

Parent guardian(s) or dependent(s) are allowed as passengers. A dependent is a permit or probationary driver's child, not siblings.

Only one additional passenger is allowed unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: If I was charged for a mobile ticket but wasn’t even holding my phone, what do I do

My girlfriend was in the car holding her phone a little higher than usual.. was driving around a circle with tons of cars around.. was pulled into Chick fil a for them to tell me that I was holding my phone in the circle but I find that impossible because that’s more than dangerous.. I’m... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 27, 2020

If you were not holding the phone and your friend was definitely fight this and go to court, just remember to bring your friend with you.

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Q: Can police enforce traffic regulations such as speeding inside a gated, private senior citizen community?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 22, 2020

Exceptions apply but generally yes speak to a lawyer and bring your ticket with you.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Can an officer write a seatbelt ticket, cracked windshield ticket, and driving while suspended ticket after your let go?

After an altercation I left in someone's truck, I was pulled over less than a mile away, I was arrested and charged for the altercation, they released me and took me to someone's house, a few days later I received three tickets in the mail for seatbelt, cracked windshield, driving while... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 13, 2020

Actually it is very common to get tickets after the fact. For most tickets the police have up to 30 days to send you one and a few tickets like DWI and leaving the scene of an accident have even a longer time line. I suggest hiring a good lawyer.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I get a Disorderly conduct plea taken off my record or fully sealed or expunged, this conviction was IN NY.

I was arrested 10 years ago In NY when I was 22 , and i understand my conviction was conditional discharge, I wanted to know if there is anyway I can get it expunged or pardoned in any way, I have noticed that I have applied for many govt jobs and have been turned down do to my criminal background,... Read more »

James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Apr 22, 2020

This has been posted to the New Jersey forum. you will need to ask lawyers in New York.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Federal Crimes for New Jersey on
Q: If I had permission to borrow a car 2 months ago & returned it same day can a person press charges

I had permission to borrow a car about two months ago. The person gave me the key and I brought the car back right away when I was done. Now they are made at me for other reasons and are threatening to press charges on me for the time I borrowed the car out of spite. Can they?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 18, 2020

It would be hard for them to prove the case this far out. If they went to the police while the car was gone then they would have a good case. But anyone can file charges the question is can they win. If charged get a good lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Hello I am reviewing the statute 39:4-97.5. I am struggling to understand it. Any chance you can provide an example?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 14, 2020

It came about because some towns enacted laws against cell phone use such as Marlboro NJ and this law made it so that the state law would be the controlling law.

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Q: I was ticketed for speeding on the PA TRPK for 10 mph over the speed limit. Will this affect my NJ insurance rate?

I am an 18-year-old New Jersey driver with just one month of having my license. Will PA allow me to plea down the ticket to zero point violation?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 10, 2020

You need to ask your insurance company this question. But the Pennsylvania ticket will transfer to New Jersey as two points.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Is 39:4-11 still in effect?
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Apr 6, 2020

As far as I know, the statute is still in effect.. the statute reads as follows: No person shall operate a bicycle unless it is equipped with a bell or other device capable of giving a signal audible for a distance of at least one hundred feet, except that a bicycle shall not be equipped with nor... Read more »

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