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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I got a ticket for parking in a spot that there is a parking guide lines on the ground right next to the crosswalk,

So basically this spot due to the signs on the ground suggests i can park on the crosswalk and I did follow the grids on the pavement

Do i have any chances to fight the ticket?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Nov 23, 2021

A lawyer would need to see a picture of the area to tell you what your chances of winning are. That being said your never supposed to park on a cross walk.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: Does signing over the title to a tow yard cover the tow fees as well as impound fees in nj also
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Nov 19, 2021

Not always. It really depends on what the salvage value is and what they get for it. Read the fine print of anything they give you as it should explain what you may be liable for once you give them title. Make sure to get your plates back

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Q: Can a New Jersey cop pull you over and give you a ticket for not having a horn or bell on your bicycle
Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on Nov 15, 2021

Yes. In NJ, a bell or other warning device is required for a bicycle N.J.S.A. 39:4-11.

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Q: How can I interprate 2021NJ law Section 39:4-56.1 B
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Nov 15, 2021

The statute says: No person shall willfully abandon a vehicle upon the public highways, bridges or tunnels of this State, or upon any highways, bridges or tunnels in this State operated by any authority of this State or by any authority created jointly by this State and any other State for the... Read more »

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Q: Can I be issued 2 tickets for same offense on same day?

Received a ticket for parking too close to a fire hydrant at 4:48 am which I paid. Then just received a notice for another ticket, which apparently was issued at 8:16 am the same day. I did not receive this ticket and was not even aware of it until today. Do I have to also pay this one?

Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Nov 10, 2021

You should double check with the Court to make sure not a double listing. If not, it is possible to get 2 tickets for the same non moving violations. If that is the case, please pay same

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Q: is 39:4-22 a real law?

Can this be used for moving vehicles?

Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Nov 4, 2021

The statute states "No person shall cease to hold the reins in his hands while riding, driving, or conducting a horse.". I AM NOT SURE how this applies to motor vehicles except for horsepower of a vehicle and keeping hands on the steering wheel.

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Q: 39:3-13.8(B)

I’m supposed to have my regular license by now but I haven’t gotten the chance to change it to a regular one from probationary due to COVID and the DMV being so crowded. I told the officer and he did not acknowledge it and still ticket me for having “Probationary License”. Was I really... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 29, 2021

Unforunately if you violated the law the cop is supposed to give you a ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Why isn't dmv surcharge considered double jeopardy you paid a city and then you have to pay dmv for the same offence

Double Jeopardy

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides, "No person shall … be subject for the same offence

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 28, 2021

Good Question, I believe the court would findthat since you are warned about it before by the law/regulation it is not double jeopardy.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Is a 39:3-40 violation worth fighting or will a lawyer be too expensive. Suspension was for uninsured old car I junked

I was unaware I was suspended but that was only due to me not checking my mail in time. I took all the necessary steps to restore everything, but I am concerned about point penalties and my driving privilege being revoked

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on Oct 25, 2021

Are you restored now? 3-40 is a very serious charge especially if the underlying suspension was due to no insurance. If you have been restored, it can be reduced to a less serious violation relatively easily with a fine (and possible surcharge) only. If not, you may need to get a lawyer and gear... Read more »

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Q: Can you make a U-turn on a red light at a divided highway?

39:4-115 Making right or left turn but the only limitations on U-Turns is 39:4-125 which is about obstructed view and "No U-Turn" signage.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 21, 2021

Maybe, we would need more information to properly answer your question such as a picture of the intersection where you made the turn as the intersection may have other traffic controls such as a road line etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: police gave me ticket 39:4-215 for parking in front of my apt. BEFORE they posted temp. "no parking" signs" the next day

There was a city parade the next day -- Saturday -- so they towed me. They didnt charge me for the tow but mailed me a ticket. When I parked there the night before the parade -- Fri night -- no signs were posted. The next day, I stayed home all day, they towed me. They did not attempt to contact... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 15, 2021

Sounds like you have a good defense for the ticket if what you say is true. But as they say their is two sides to every story so winning will also depend on what the officer will say.

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Q: How would I know if my violation is a primary or secondary offense?

In short, I just want to know how to decipher a primary infraction from a secondary infraction

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 1, 2021

It's hard to tell sometimes, but generally it is written in the law if they cannot stop you for the offense.

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Q: Can I dismiss tickets if the cop stopped me for something that wasn't true but gave me different tickets?

I was heading back home at 9am from class and an officer stopped me because according to him I was speeding which I wasn't. There was even cars in front of me so there was no way I was speeding at all on a street with traffic. It was my first time getting pulled over ever, he said he was... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 27, 2021

Yes a police officer can give you a ticket for something other than what they originally stopped you for. Also, the fact that the police officer put down the wrong color for your car is generally considered a clerical error and generally does not effect the validity of the ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I got dwi in nj on nj license. I have 3 prior in GA on GA license 14 years ago. Because of DLC, do the old ones count?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 26, 2021

Yes they could count, you would need to pay a NJ lawyer to review the statute to see how similar the statutes are to get the answer you need.

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Q: 39:3-40 & 39:6B-2. Car was parked on a public street & towed. I was not present. I wasn't driving or operating vehicle
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 20, 2021

Unfortunately a car needs to have a valid registrations and Insurance as long as you own it and have it on a road even if parked. Get a good lawyer to reduce the penalties your face.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I was pulled over in NJ for “unclear/fictitious” plates & unregistered vehicle. I purchased the car privately & NJMVC

The Closest NjDMVs (70 miles) were closed due to staff COVID infections -on the 2 separate occasions that I had appts for. I showed the officer my valid insurance for the vehicle and the title and bill of sale. The car has been fully insured & I had the title and bill of sale. Despite... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 10, 2021

Sure you can plead not guilty and explain your situation to the judge but unfortunately it still means you are guilty based on what you said. If you want the best defense your best choice is to always hire a good lawyer to find a defense for you.

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Q: I got a 39:3-15 while being parked in nj what fines apply to this ticket
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Aug 25, 2021

You are looking at a $300.00 fine for a car and possible suspension of license and registration privileges if not taken care of quickly

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: 39:4-98.29 is this put points on my license
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Aug 11, 2021

Yes, this is at least a 2 point violation and I strongly urge you to get counsel in the area of the court as they are usually more knowledgeable of the happenings and trends in their Court.

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Q: between one is better to plead - unsafe driving - or care less driving
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Aug 5, 2021

Unsafe Driving on a third offense is a 4 point violation, whereas Careless can be a 2 point. There is also the 97.2 which is an unsafe on the first time which is a Zero Point but a 400.00 fine. so it all depends on the situation

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Q: In NJ can I plead down on 39:4-97 and 39:4-144 if I have a bad driving record?
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Aug 4, 2021

You can always ask the Prosecutor, and the worst he can do is say no. Every Prosecutor is different and it depends on your demeanor and attitude and also if you gave the Police Officer that gave you the most recent ticket a "hard time." I strongly urge you to seek out competent counsel... Read more »

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