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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Someone stole or I lost my temporary license plates, what should I do?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 19, 2020

I suggest that you report this to the police and go to the MVC office and report this.

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Q: We were cited for failure of driver to stop/stay stopped for pedestrians. Code 39:4-32B will there be points for this?
Paul Ferrell Jr
Paul Ferrell Jr answered on Oct 16, 2020

No points, but fine and costs upon conviction.

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Q: Officer gave me a ticket for 39:4-94.2, there was no barricades (I have pictures of the street) it was a no thru traffic

So, another officer there told me that officer gave me the wrong ticket, that I will get mailed the correct ticket. So, he took back the ticket and told I was free to go. I still haven’t receive anything in the mail. But I looked online at NJ tickets to check if I still had the ticket or a new... Read more »

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

Yes I would suggest that you get a good lawyer because the officer can ask the court to amend or re issue the ticket up to a certain time.. Most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer free in office consultation I suggest you start with that to learn how a lawyer can help you.

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Q: Good afternoon, I am currently trying to restore my license but discovered someone obtained a license in my name.

So I found out that someone got a license in my name and received tickets and other violations, I went to court to deal with this however the judge was ..well difficult. she told me I need to prove that it was not me driving at that time. These tickets go back to 1995. How am I suppose to prove I... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 22, 2020

We're not allowed on this site to give you specific advice on how to win a case yourself. However what I can tell you is that this is the reason why people hire lawyers to try to win the case for them when they don't know how to do it themselves.

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Q: Warning 39-4-97.3. Handsfree on speaker. Cannot find prohibition of speaker in statute? Cited for seatbelt but wearing
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 21, 2020

As long as you did not hold/touch your not guilty of the offense of using your cell phone. If you did touch it then it gets tricky. That being said if you only got a seat belt ticket instead, just pay it not worth fighting a ticket under $200.00 for most people.

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: 1986 I lost my license failure paying a traffic ticket i get SSID NJ wants 15.000 restitution should I file bankruptcy

What can i do to get a driver's license is bankruptcy my only option??

Karra Kingston
Karra Kingston answered on Sep 17, 2020

Generally, fines to government agencies are not dischargeable in a Chapter 7. Fines intended to pincushion your for some type of action are not dischargeable as it would go against public policy.

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Q: I got stopped for suspended license, but hadn't received notice yet (notice was prepared the same day I was stopped)

I've been offered dismissal of driving while suspended but guilty on failure to surrender license. Will that have much effect on my record, or should I fight it?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 16, 2020

Sounds like a great deal for you, but only your lawyer would be able to properly advise you. That being said we don't know you driving history and we don't know the facts of your case and if they even had cause to stop you so only your lawyer should be giving you the advise on what to do..

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Q: But ticket issued to me fir someone unlicensed who gave my registration for a trailer I have that had nothing to do with

Me or my trailer. The driver gave my info paper by mistake and cop thinks it’s my vehicle and driver was driving a diferente vehicle so officer didn’t check registration towards correct vehicle now I got ticket for no reason all ticket info is incorrect wrong vehicle

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 12, 2020

Well that could actually be worse because now you allowed an unlicensed driver to drive your vehicle/trailer. Now I know you say it was not you or your trailer however that's something that the judge is going to start wondering. How did he get that registration paper or were the two of you... Read more »

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Q: I received a summons for 39:3-37.1b when the vehicle (utility trailer) wasn’t even being driven officer wrote up wrong

Officer used incorrect registration to write ticket of a utility trailer that was not in use. I got a ticket for this. I nor my trailer had nothing to do with an unlicensed driver

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 11, 2020

First for a suspended license or registration ticket you don't need to actually be driving to get the ticket, its the ability to drive, thus if you were in the car with the ignition off, but the keys were in the ignition courts assume this is driving. That being said it does not sound like... Read more »

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Q: The summons does have any correct info on it wrong plate number, color, year make driver address incorrect and license

Also info about a plate for a trailer that wasn’t even in use. Can this be dismissed

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 6, 2020

Maybe but most times it is considered to be a clerical error and they will amend it to the correct information.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: summons given for weight limit. summons has wrong vehicle information like color, make and wrong plate and address

He was given 3 registrations at same time because it was in wallet and all attached and he wrote chose wrong one and didn’t verify with my vehicle and paper and wrote wrong info and address and license number for someone else So is this acceptable

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 6, 2020

Those judges will consider this a clerical error and not consider that a defense.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I got pulled over for reversing 10 ft in a road even though there was no other drivers to be interfered with.

I did get three additional tickets. They are administrative. If it was a non-legal traffic stop does that mean the other tickets are inadmissible? When I asked the officer why I was being pulled over he did in fact say it was for reversing. And the ticket that he gave me for that was obstructing... Read more »

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

To Properly answer your question we would need to see all the tickets. I suggest that you setup one of the free in office consultations that most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: An off duty officer called in an on duty officer to pull me over for following him too closely after he cut me off.

An off duty officer cut me off, i maintained my speed next thing i know I'm getting pulled over. Apparently it was the chief of police and he had someone come who didn't even see what happened to give me a ticket.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Sep 3, 2020

The witness for the state would be the off-duty police officer. In New Jersey A police officer doesn't need to see the violation himself to issue a ticket. This is a Five Point ticket so I would suggest that you get a good lawyer as it will increase your insurance rates a small fortune. Most... Read more »

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Q: Can i be charged for abandoning my vehicle even if it was parked in front of my house?

Last weekend i parked my car in front of my house and on sunday a police officer had it towed and gave me a ticket for motor vehicle abandonment.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 22, 2020

Sure you can be charged with it, the question is how long was it their and did it have plates and valid insurance and registration which can also change the answer. Speak with a lawyer if you want to fight it but expect to pay that lawyer for his time and advise.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I received a summons for parking. But it was residential parking spot. ive received tickets from there before but why

do i get a summons? dont i just get a parking ticket?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Aug 21, 2020

Much more information would be needed to be known to answer your question but most parking tickets are called summons and complaints.

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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.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
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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