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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Insurance Bad Faith and Intellectual Property for New Jersey on

Q: Got a hit and run lawyers letter. I hit a cyclist he was fine we didn’t call the police.

hit a cyclist stopped my car and checked he was ok. He was fine just complained bike was damaged. No police called I didn’t make any police report. I now received a hit and run letter from a lawyer claiming property damage. What do I do. The cyclist came out in front of me on a roundabout.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 25, 2019

If charged by the police get yourself a good Criminal lawyer you will be facing loss of your license and jail time. If not charged but just received a letter from a lawyer notify your insurance company and if you didn't have insurance or enough insurance hire your own lawyer to defend the case.

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Q: If I was charged with driving without insurance on 10/2/18 and my court date is Aug 20 2019 can I get it dismissed

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 25, 2019

Unfortunately probably not, dismissals are rarely granted based on how quick a case is prosecuted. That being said if your lawyer can show prejudice it may happen. in any event you should have a lawyer this is a serious charge where you can lose your license and if you have

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Q: I got pulled over and was told my license was suspended but I did not know it was suspended.

License was suspended for failure to appear in court/ paying off a ticket however I did pay the ticket but it was late. I was told to appear in court for driving with a suspended license. What are the next steps

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 24, 2019

Your next step should be to hire a good lawyer. Your not required to be given notice for a judge ordered suspension which is what you had. That being said a good lawyer should still be able to help you reduce or eliminate the penalties you face or if your lucky get the case dismissed. Most of... Read more »

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Q: Are motor vehicle laws applicable in strip mall parking lots.. ex: speeding, seatbelt, turn signal, handicap/FZ parking

Howard Lesnik answered on Jul 23, 2019

Handicapped parking is applicable to all parking lots. Moving violations are subject to public roads. Please consult with an attorney to discuss the facts that you are asking about.

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Q: How can i fight my ticket? I was on my way for a job appointment and got pulled over for using my cell phone but I was

Looking at my gps and didn't have my phone stand

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

Unless this is your third offense or you drive for a living, generally best just to pay it and not waste your day in court. A third offense has up to 90 days suspension of your license so that one you need to fight and then I also suggest hiring a good lawyer.

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Q: Car registration question in New Jersey

If I were to purchase a car from a private seller that lives couple hours away do I have to get it registered first before driving it home or would I be okay without license plates for a day? Also how would I go about the same situation but from out of state let's say if I drove from New Jersey to... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 16, 2019

If you purchase a car and you're going to use it here in New Jersey you need to have New Jersey registration before you can drive it in New Jersey.

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Q: In New Jersey criminal law code 2c:21-2.1c it's a 3rd degree felony can this be downgraded during the proceedings ?

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

Maybe it would depend on the facts of your case to he defenses you have, the quality of attorney you chose and lastly the prosecutor and judge that are appointed to your case. The only factor you can change if charged is to hire the best lawyer you can find to try to make it happen. That being... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on

Q: What's the minimum and maximum penalty for New Jersey criminal code 2c:21-2.1c? Thank you in advance

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

In general you looking it up to five years in jail $15,000 in fines up to 2 years lost driver's license, probation and other penalties as determined by the court. This is a serious offense so if you're charged with it immediately hire a good criminal lawyer. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a... Read more »

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Q: Off duty and out of jurisdiction officer see's someone speeding and he's in his personal vehicle can he give ticket?

Asking for a friend he was accelerating to get away from traffic and an off duty officer who he didn't know was an officer chased him in his personal car he got nervous and tried avoiding the veichle. The cop was from a different town and was probably out of his jurisdiction as well as not on the... Read more »

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

The NJ cop doesn't need to be on duty or in his jurisdiction to issue a ticket as long as he is in the state of New Jersey. The only difference that it makes is that the ticket must come from the town where the violation occurred. ii your friend can't afford to get the tickets then he needs to... Read more »

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Q: are there any points associated to the violation of traffic regulation section 39:3A-1?

We got a ticket a couple of days ago related to 39:3A-1 (Television screen visible to driver) and was wondering if there were any points related to this violation. The ticket says non-payable offense so will go to the court but we were not sure if there were points that we need to clear up.

Stuart Nachbar answered on Jul 11, 2019

As far as I know, this is not a point offense and the fine is discretionary in the amount with the Judge and prosecutor. There is a movement to try and make this a point violation along the lines of a distracted driving offense. Apologize to the Court, and try and get out of there with the lowest... Read more »

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Q: 39:3-54.7 & .10 & .11 After stopping me for supposed tinted windows (MANUFACTURED TINTED NOT FILM) saw in sunvisor no

After I attempted to explain it was not film but glass he then looked at visor area and stated I was in violation of law for suctioned cup amber/white strobes and directional bar in rear of veh plus had me turn on to prove then said I needed a permit to have in/on veh . Besides lumber dumping... Read more »

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

Attorneys are not supposed to quote prices on this website. That being said I suggest that you set up one of the free in office consultations that most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer.

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Q: What monetary and points penalties does Statue number 39:4-92 carry (Edison NJ).

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 5, 2019

This is a 2-point ticket with a fine between $50 to $200 however it's generally $85. If your ticket is marked mandatory court appearance required or has a court date and not a pay by date then you could be facing up to 15 days in jail in addition to the fines and points mentioned. If so I would... Read more »

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Q: I received a ticket for 39:3-17 I don't understand why I wasn't driving and I don't live in New Jersey so what can I do?

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

Unfortunately you only have two choices either pay it or fight it by pleading not guilty and going to court.

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Q: I got pulled over for speeding, is the cop allowed to leave before me?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 30, 2019

Yes in fact he doesn't even have to stop you to give you a ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on

Q: My kid was pulled over when a cop noticed his high beams on in the daytime, which seems like an improper stop...

...since the statute reads “during the times when lighted lamps are required.”

He was subsequently charged with 2 criminal possession charges for paraphernalia and less than 50 grams. How would you proceed, and what are typical lawyers fees for this type of case?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 29, 2019

The answer depends as you are not allowed to have your high beams on when another car is nearby either during the day or night. That being said he may have another defense as these are serious charges which can effect his job choices for life. Thus, get yourself a good criminal lawyer that is... Read more »

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Q: would it be proper protocol for an police officer to inform you of additional traffic tickets will be mailed to you?

At court I was informed by the judge of this up to 30 days an officer can write additional traffic violations tickets then mail them to you, so my ? Is are the police required to inform you of that at the time of incident took place?

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

No the police are not required to tell you they are going to send you more tickets, they can just do it. I would suggest hiring a lawyer this doesn't sound good.

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Q: i started paying my tickets but stopped half way thru and haven’t paid anymore money for at least a month but no

warrant sent to my house and when i got pulled over recently i was told my license was clean. what’s happening? should i expect a warrant or what?

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

It can take, days, weeks or even months for a warrant to show up, don't risk it as then you will have to pay much more. Call the court say you need a new payment plan, they will give you a court date and you can discuss this with the judge and bring some money with you. Its better to ask for... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on

Q: Was cited for careless driving for an auto accident I was involved in. What does the state have to prove to convict?

The case is several years old and the cop did not witness the accident. Would the witnesses listed in the police report be required to testify or would the courts rely on the police report as evidence for trial. The reason I ask about that is the where the location of the witnesses live and would... Read more »

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

All the state needs is the police officer who came to the scene it's called accident reconstruction they do not necessarily need the witnesses unless they feel they have a week case. As for proof all they have to show is that you drove without due caution or circumspection so for example let's say... Read more »

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Q: need an office consultation with a traffic ticket lawyers

how can we arrange as soon is possible an office consultations with some of yours traffic ticket lawyers

We live in Monmouth Junction 08852 Nj

Regards

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 5, 2019

You need to click on one of our profiles and call the number you see. For example my office offers a free consultation if you are charged with a traffic ticket and you are looking for a lawyer to represent you in the case. You can setup this free in office consultation by calling 1-800-9-RIGHTS... Read more »

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Q: My wife received a ticket for NO Driving license.

My wife received a ticket for NO Driving license. But she provided the international driving licenses + Italian country driving license + passport and Visa.

The officer refused the IDL and said that you cannot drive with an international license here in NJ.

Is this true? what can we... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jun 5, 2019

The cop maybe right unfortunately many international driver's licenses are fake and are not the one that is recognized by the State of New Jersey. I suggest you set up one of the free in office consultations that some of us traffic ticket lawyers offer. This is a serious offense with serious... Read more »

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