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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I was given a ticket on the NJ TURNPIKE North bound at 9 am in the morning in the hov LANE the hours going that way are

4 pm until 7 pm why was I giving a ticket ?

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Apr 7, 2024

That is a good question and you and your lawyer if your smart and hire one will find out in court or in the discovery that your lawyer will order. Because based on what your saying you shouldn't have gotten the ticket, but maybe he will testify in court that you were doing something else... View More

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Q: my sister got a ticket for no insurance card ticket in bayonne NJ, when she was just late to show the card.

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My sister was visiting me from Philly and got a ticket in Bayonne, NJ while driving my car. she was dropping me off at the train station and while heading back to home in bayonne she missed a red light which was not obvious at a corner on avenue C and cop who a guy gave her... View More

Louis A Casadia
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answered on Mar 26, 2024

So this ticket is not for the car not having insurance, but for the driver being unable to display insurance information at the time of the stop. Therefore it is not so clean cut. An attorney can always help make sure you are not being taken advantage of in traffic Court. If their is a way to get... View More

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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, 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: 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: 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

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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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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

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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

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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

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Q: If I’ve never had an offense before or been pulled over and got a ticket for texting a driving do i get points?

It was leaving my college in bumper to bumper traffic and i was on it for 2 seconds just to put in an adress, what do you think the court will give me

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Apr 5, 2023

I don't know where that other lawyer got his information from. But its no points for a first or 2nd offense and a 3rd offense or more has 3 points. Here is what is says directly on the MVC website:

Use of a handheld cellphone or electronic communication device while driving:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Traffic Tickets and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Can police ticket you if you park in someone's spot at an apartment building without their consent?

I live in an apartment building across the street from a government building. People constantly park in residents spots for the apartment building and run across the street to the government building. Property Management says us residents have to call the local police department and have the cars... View More

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
answered on Mar 4, 2023

Two issue. The first being is whether or not the landlord has posted the appropriate signage about improper parking. The second is whether the two lease spots are included in the lease. If so, you, you are entitled to quiet enjoyment. This places a burden on the Landlord's shoulders to monitor... View More

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Q: I have a third time moving violation, using my cell phone while driving. Will my license be suspended? NJ

I was trying to recalibrate my Google maps. Phone was being weird and just as I made the decision to pull over, I got pulled over. I cannot lose my license - I’ll take points and paying a fine but I don’t have the option to lose my license right now…

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Feb 21, 2023

The judge always has the final say in what your sentence will be But you are facing with a 3rd or Greater Offense: Fine of Not Less than $600.00 or more than $800.00 plus up to 90 Days Drivers License Suspension and 3 Motor Vehicle Points. The key word is up to and thus the reason must people hire... View More

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Q: Should I attend the virtual hearing myself or hire a lawyer?

The ticket was careless driving. I hit a railing and my friend was injured. Now I am contacting my insurance company. I don't know what this hearing is about. If I say something wrong at the hearing, will I take all the responsibility for this accident and then the insurance will not pay the... View More

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Feb 17, 2023

Calling an attorney to discuss your concerns is probably a good way to spend some time. It can help address concerns about an experience that is unfamiliar and which will be new. But I would hasten to add before making your choice of attorney, you ought to give this matter careful thought. The... View More

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Q: Should I attend the virtual hearing myself or hire a lawyer?

The ticket was careless driving. I hit a railing and my friend was injured. Now I am contacting my insurance company. I don't know what this hearing is about. If I say something wrong at the hearing, will I take all the responsibility for this accident and then the insurance will not pay the... View More

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Feb 17, 2023

I always recommend that anyone that has a ticket with a mandatory court appearance hire a lawyer as you face up to 15 days in jail and up to a $200.00 fine. Now although the jail part is not likely to happen in most cases, it could in your case as someone is claiming an injury in your case. If... View More

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Q: Is it ok to ask a prosecutor to get my tickets move to another district if I feel the town may be racist?

Officer saw my good record and pleasantly came over and gave me 3 tickets for speeding. Unlawful operation and not obeying. Signs . He basically said I was speeding 3 different ways. After he complimented me for having no points

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

It never hurts to ask but it probably won't be done without some type of proof, just getting 3 tickets for the same offense is not that uncommon these days as cops tend to write more tickets as everything today is videoed. You may want to request that video.

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Q: Is it ok to ask a prosecutor to get my tickets move to another district if I feel the town may be racist?

Officer saw my good record and pleasantly came over and gave me 3 tickets for speeding. Unlawful operation and not obeying. Signs . He basically said I was speeding 3 different ways. After he complimented me for having no points

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Jan 3, 2023

The judiciary takes racism and systemic racism seriously. Based on the description offered here, the officer complimented you, and otherwise acted pleasantly toward you. The issuance of three tickets will probably not persuade the municipal prosecutor of unconstitutional racial discrimination. To... View More

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Q: I was driving from Atlantic City.Officer gave me 3 tickets. Speeding/unlawful operation/ endangering people or property?

Pleasant interaction I had no points/ had all my credentials/ why so may tickets for the one offense. Then told me to plea not guilty in court and fight it. Why pleasantly give me 3 tickets to tell me to go plead guilty. Why give me so many tickets in the first place.

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Jan 1, 2023

Unlike in the past now that most interactions with police are recorded it is rare to get a warning and not a ticket if you committed the offense as they don't want to seem like they are giving one person and a ticket and not another. In your case if the officer has you on video violating 3... View More

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Q: First offense parked at a handicapped parking space? How much is the fine?
H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Dec 18, 2022

It Depends, but in General, if you are charged with 39:4-197 a first offense is punishable with a fine of $250 and subsequent offense generally has a fine of at least $250 and up to 90 days of community service and you will generally get that community service in most courts.

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