New Jersey Traffic Tickets Questions & Answers

Q: Does a traffic ticket need to be accurate/Does the date need to be accurate? Can the court demand, I appear verbally?

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Answered on Mar 20, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Here is your problem MVC must have had your update for your new address before the offense occured otherwise the tickets were sent to your correct address. Yes the court can demand your appearance, you were lucky they actually even rescinded the warrant as many times this is not done unless you can prove you had not gotten the summons which is nearly impossible to do.

Q: Does a NJ municipality have to recycle? If so is there a penalty if the municipality does not recycle?

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Answered on Mar 18, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Attorneys here are not allowed to give you a specific legal advice only answer general questions. This question is best answered by your township attorney that is what he is paid for and that is his job. What I will say is that, it was never a green thing to recycle as it generally cost more money and energy to recycle than the benefits gained. at least for everything except maybe paper. That's the reason China has stopped accepting American recycled products because it is creating too much...

Q: while on the 440, Staten Island expr.. Got tickebd for Speeding 15 mph over/Tailgating/Changing lanes unlawfully.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Get yourself a good NY lawyer its your best route if you want to win the charge.

Q: What are the consequences for my tickets

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Answered on Mar 11, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Depends on what you are charged (violation numbers) but your probably have a criminal complaint and some tickets. The criminal complaint which you would generally get base don your description would have the possibility of up to 180 days in jail, probation and fines, the worst being the criminal record as it can stay with you for life. Get yourself one of the free in office consultations that most of us criminal lawyers offer this way you can learn exactly what you are facing.

Q: Is a driver or truck operator liable if an overhead service wire is knocked down over a public road?

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Answered on Mar 8, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
More information is need to be provided to answer your question properly however in general yes the operator would be liable. If ticketed I suggest that you hire a good lawyer.

Q: I’m trying to find out what New Jersey’s law is for fire trucks responding with emergency lights on but no Sirins

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
3 Areas you can look at to start 1) the New Jersey Statutes, 2) the NJ administrative code and 3) your towns municipal ordinances.

Q: How can A failing to not see a faded painted median constitute careless driving??? No one was hurt

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Answered on Mar 5, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Unfortunately it may, it all depends on what the officer has to say about it. Take pictures with you to court, however the law states that you must always stay to the right so being in the center of a road is not allowed. If you want to have the best chance of winning I suggest hiring a good lawyer. Most traffic ticket lawyers offer a free in office consultation, I would suggest that you set one up.

Q: I got an improper passing ticket for going around into the shoulder after a semi truck was moving into my lane.

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Answered on Feb 26, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
You haven't asked a question but if you need to get no points, I suggest hiring a lawyer. Most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer a free in office consultation.

Q: who has the authority to waive a fine thats really old

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Answered on Feb 25, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
More information would be needed to properly answer your question, but generally only the judge could do it.

Q: I recieved a ticket for no insurance today and purchase insurance effective today. What will happen when i go to Court.

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Answered on Feb 21, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
If you have a good lawyer and some luck you may just get a fine if you don't, you could lose your license for a year and get a fine. I suggest hiring an attorney and it all starts with a free in office consultation that most of us offer.

Q: What is NJ’s legal definition of “impeding traffic”?

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Answered on Feb 19, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Most words have the definition to that the judge gives there isn't necessarily a legal definition, accept what stated in the statute.

Q: Ticket has the wrong date on it that I was pulled over for

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 19, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
This would generally be considered a clerical error, but you can always try I would suggest hiring a lawyer to make sure you have the best chance of the best outcome.

Q: What is the punishment for a third offense for hindering

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Answered on Feb 16, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
The answer would depend on the degree of crime you are charged with for hindering. To best determine the punishment you face I suggest a consultation with an experienced criminal lawyer.

Q: 2/11/19: got a ticket in Mercer Co., NJ for driving without a license (it had expired 3 days prior on 2/8/19)

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Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Stuart Nachbar's answer
Probably not to drop the case, but you can probably get the Prosecutor to lower the charge to a basic failure to have in possession which is just a small fine

Q: i got a tickets for driving without insurance and what are the fines

2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
For a First Offense you face the loss of your license for one year, community service to be determined by the court and a fine between $300.00 and $1,000.00. I suggest setting up one of the free in office consultations that most of us lawyers offer and then hire one.

Q: I have More then 3 driving while suspended I was wondering if I can avoid doing jail time

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Answered on Feb 8, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
The answer depends on whether a defense can be found if yes then you can avoid jail if no then still maybe it depends on the judge, the court that you're in and how good of a lawyer you have. Jail is technically mandatory for all second and third offenses and up.

Q: I was wondering if I can avoid doing mandatory jail time for driving while suspended, I have more then 3 while drivisaid

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Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Leon Matchin's answer
It's a minimum of 10 days. You can apply for sheriff's labor assistance program (SLAP).

Q: i was ticketed for improper use of handicap placard. what is the penalty?

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Answered on Jan 28, 2019
Leon Matchin's answer
Just about $300 for a first offense but second offense carries community service so be careful.

Q: I was issued a ticket for failure to inspect my vehicle on the 11th at 23 hours was issued the same

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 27, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Much more information will be needed to be long before answering your question such as the car moved etc.

Q: I am a student with F-1 visa and I have driver’s licence from another country and a permit from NJ. Can I drive legally?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 26, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
You would get an unlicensed driver ticket ticket which could lead to up to 60 days jail and 6 months loss of license when eligible to drive and a fine and is not good when it comes to USCIS.

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