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Q: Received 2 traffic tickets with court date on both, officer told me 1 is a warning. How to know which is warning?

1 ticket has box marked 4-81 "Failure to observe signal". 2nd one no box marked, officer put statute no 39:6B-2 for No liability insurance. I showed him my insurance, but was late in finding it as I was not able to search the insurance in my phone immediately. He said he gave me a warning. I am not... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 13, 2019

If a ticket has a court date it is not a warning. I suggest a lawyer as the penalties for these tickets especially the no insurance ticket is very severe. Unfortunately you are required to show the officer your insurance proof when he arrives at your window, he/she does not need to wait for you... Read more »

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Q: Can I get a ticket for expired inspection when my car was parked and I wasn't in the vehicle?

"Every motor vehicle registered in this State which is used over any public road, street, or highway or any public or quasi-public property" it says I have to use the vehicle, but it was parked and not in use.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 10, 2019

Yes you can, it is not a violation that requires your car to be moving, only present.

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Q: If tapping GPS on cell phone affixed to the dashboard, is 39:4-97.3 in NJ an appropriate summons?

My daughter got a summons and has to appear in court in 2 weeks in South Hackensack, NJ. She was on her lunch break and trying to find a Chipotle. Tapped her GPS on her phone which was affixed to the dashboard, so hands-free. She was coming to a stop at a light when she did this. Not sure if it... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 9, 2019

The answer is Maybe the law states that you may turn on or off a function are they following so it would depend on what she was doing and what the officer believe that she's doing. If it's a third offense definitely hire a lawyer if it's a 1st or 2nd it's cheaper to pay it

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Q: I got a surcharge of $250 settling a 0-9 mph speed ticket. I have 0 points before, legit?

I was trying to avoid 2 points for the speed ticket that was $85. They reduced it to unsafe driving I pleaded guilty for. I ended up paying $439 that included a $250 surcharge. I don’t have any points in the prior 3 years and no ticket. Can the court/prosecutor do this? Just trying to see if I... Read more »

Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Oct 8, 2019

You pled to a no point violation, but it does include the 250 surcharge. If you appeal, you will.wind up with the points.

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Q: Can I get this traffic ticket dismissed?

I am from New Jersey and this was the first time I’ve ever been pulled over and the first time I’ve ever gotten a citation. I received a failure to inspect ticket for an expired inspection sticker (39:8-1) while driving someone else’s car. The owner of the car has not gotten it inspected... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 8, 2019

You can get the ticket thrown out if you provide a defense what you have said does not amount to a good defense, but you can try.

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Q: What can I do about moving violation 39.4-66.2? 50-200$ fine$/or 15 days jail. Ticket says station wagon but it’s SUV
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 7, 2019

Clerical errors on a ticket do not invalidate the ticket get yourself a good lawyer to defend your ticket and find a good defense. Most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer a free in office consultation I suggest that you set one up

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Q: But is this a moving violation? I’m being charged by my car insurance Plymouth Rock as a moving violation.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 4, 2019

You have not posted the violation you got but an insurance company can charge you for any ticket they want your choice is to take your business elsewhere.

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Q: Can you be given driving tickets without being pulled over or operating a vehicle

There was nobody in the car or it wasn’t on meaning no keys or nothing

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 2, 2019

The answer is yes as it would depend on the facts of your case.

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Q: I was fine for not being in possession of my driver license. What to do
Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Oct 2, 2019

If you were given a ticket for not having on your person while driving a vehicle, pleads not guilty, then on your court date, go to court with the driver license and show it to the prosecutor who should reduce the fine

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Q: Are side window deflectors considered obstruction to view by law in New Jersey? Thanks
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 1, 2019

Yes it could be considered obstruction of view, but that is why we have judges to make that decision.

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Q: I forgot my driver license at home and so was fine a $180. How do i avoid the payment.

I was also fine for speeding when am sure not speeding

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 1, 2019

You can avoid fine by going to court and winning your case but you have not provided a defense that will win. I suggest hiring a good lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and International Law for New Jersey on
Q: Dear sir/madam I am a diplomat, with a diplomatic passport. I was pulled over by a cop in NJ for illegal lane change.

I was driving a rental vehicle from Thrifty, in NJ , which the policeman that stopped me found to be uninsured and with expired registration .I thus received a total of 3 tickets .I was told by my colleagues that being a visiting diplomat, I am immune from prosecution and need ONLY respond to the... Read more »

Peter A. Michael
Peter A. Michael answered on Sep 26, 2019

You are not immune from prosecution just yet. You will need to appear in court and attempt to resolve this summons. Since the car was a rental, the rental service should be able to provide you proof of insurance and registration of the vehicle. This evidence may be shown to the municipal court... Read more »

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Q: Was sitting in my car in the white gridded area in the cheesquake rest area on the GSP, and ST gave me a parking ticket?

I was in my vehicle when an officer asked me for my license and registration and give me a ticket for sitting in my car while waiting for a passenger who went to the restrooms,he came knocking on my window and asked for my license and registration while I could have nicely moved my vehicle into a... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 23, 2019

The simple answer is the officer did give you a break as you could have gotten a ticket for obstructing traffic even if no traffic existed. You're not allowed to sit park or stand in a gridded area. Thank the cop pay the ticket and move on as they do not need to give you a chance to move your car.

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Q: Can motor vehicle after suspending your registration later also suspend license without a violation
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 23, 2019

Yes you can have both suspended and be convicted on both as they are separate, one is the license for your car and the other is the license for you. They are considered separate but have the same penalties for each offense. Get a lawyer as you face the loss of your license and even possible jail... Read more »

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Q: Can you park infront of your driveway facing the opposite direction, my violation was improper parking.

I was facing opposite way

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 23, 2019

Depends on the rules of the town, but generally no.

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Q: I got a ticket for 39:3-33a fictisious plates. What does that mean?

I went to the DMV and got new plqtes for the vehicle. At that time I had not the tools to change the plates. I drove home with the old plqtes on the car. A police office stopped me and gave me 2 tickets. 39:3-33 with a fine of 54 USD and another one 39:3-33a qnd I need to go to court for this one.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 21, 2019

It means that your subject to the following penalties for fictitious number shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $500.00 or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 60 days. Thus I suggest hiring a lawyer

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Q: 39:6B-2 Penalties?

Yesterday evening I was driving home from the mechanic in my boyfriend's car, which is insured under my name. The check engine light is on so the inspection of the car is expired. My boyfriend did not tell me that he was a few days late paying the renewal for the insurance either so I never knew... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 19, 2019

You're looking at a 302 $500 fine one-year loss of your driver's license and Community Service as determined by the court. Get yourself a good lawyer and insurance now on the car and you may be able to avoid this. Don't get a good lawyer and you may not be driving for the next year.

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Q: I received a ticket for improper passing and a ticket for delaying traffic. I have a clean driving record

the office put my car type as BUS, when i have a SUV. Is there anyway i could get this dismissed because of the mistake and because i have a clean driving record, as well as i plan to do online defensive driver course to show alj

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 12, 2019

Unfortunately this will be considered a clerical error and will not lead to a dismissal in the majority of cases unless you had a trial and the cop insisted that you drove a bus. Your best bet is to hire a good lawyer to eliminate the points for you, most of us offer free in office consultations,... Read more »

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Q: hello, I would like to know if Section 39:4-56 - Delaying Traffic Prohibited has points?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 11, 2019

For New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission purposes it has no points.

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Q: How long until the points get off my license

This is if I happen to plead guilty and just get this over with and this has to do with a careless driving statue in N.J

Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Sep 10, 2019

Points come off usually after 18 months.

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