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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I have a car that is originally manufactured and sold in Ohio. It never had a front license plate bracket.

Do I have to add a front license plate if the car is now registered in NJ?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jan 24, 2023

Yes it doesn't matter where a car is sold, it matters where the car is registered for license plate rules.

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Q: do I need lawyer if my company vehicle got ticket in Lincoln tunnel 32:154.2-apperance required
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Unfortunately, Yes most courts will require a company to be represented by a lawyer in NJ. Most of us traffic tickets offer a free in office consultation where you can learn more.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: can i be charged for criminal trespassing if I was not even on private property when police arrived to my residence?

I injured my back while riding my atv and had to call an ambulance to get to the hospital since i couldn't drive. Police came to my home upon the call as they stated they needed to fill out a report for any type of accident called in via 911. The officers stated they were not issuing tickets... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jan 10, 2023

Yes they can charge you even up to a year later for criminal cases in Municipal Court. That being said I would suggest hiring a lawyer you may have a defense in this case. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office consultation, I would suggest that you set one up.

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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 Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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: 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 Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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... Read more »

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Q: First offense parked at a handicapped parking space? How much is the fine?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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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Q: How much is the fine for violation 39:4-1380?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Dec 18, 2022

If your talking about what the fine is for39:4-138 its generally $55.00 plus court costs if any for payable tickets.

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Q: How much notice does a NJ traffic court need to give of an upcoming court case?

I am a defendant in a NJ traffic court and the court has consistently failed to send correspondance to my proper address, despite updating the address with them multiple times. As a result all correspondance (including potentially answers to discovery requests, discovery requests which were sent... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Dec 16, 2022

For many courts, they will only send court notices and other information to the address that NJ MVC has on record for you. So you need to update it with them that may be your problem.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: Can two vehicle license suspensions take place at the same time?

I received a suspension which will begin on December 22nd for 110 days, but another suspension is set to begin for 150 days on January 1st, 2023. Does this mean they will happen at the same time?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Dec 16, 2022

The best party to answer this question is either the court you got the suspensions in, the MVC or your lawyer who handled your suspension case as we do not know enough information to properly answer your question.

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Q: What if I was at a yellow light and a car was turning left and i went around them on the right before it turned red ?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Dec 13, 2022

We would need much more information to determine the answer to your question, please re-write and post, but it could be improper passing.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: A state trooper pulled my son over in a single lane with a double line, when the state trooper did not have his light on

The trooper did not have his lights on and was pulled onto the shoulder and gave my son a ticket for failing to change lanes for emergency vehicle. He stated my son had a big truck and if someone was on the side of the road fixing their tire he would’ve hit them. My son states he was only... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Dec 10, 2022

Yes you can fight any ticket and no a cop does not have to have a light on to track you or pull you over in the State of New Jersey. As for your question about your ticket we would need to know the summons number to properly answer your question but in generally failure to pull over to an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: 39:4-97 - Received a Ticket saying this offense, What is the impact. I plead guilty
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Dec 9, 2022

The impact depends on whether the ticket has a mandatory court appearance or if it has a pay by date on the ticket. If a pay by date on the ticket your looking at a fine and 2 points on your license and increased insurance costs. If it has a mandatory court appearance on the ticket your looking... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: My friend was given a ticket for driving with fictitious plates. He is undocumented. Should he plea online?

He was also given a ticket for lack of supervision of permit holder.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Nov 22, 2022

He should speak with a lawyer to see what his best options are we are not allowed to give specific legal advise on this website, plus we don't know the facts of his case to do this even if we were allowed to.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for New Jersey on
Q: warning for offense 39:4-32 pedestrian crossing roadway signals

if you receive a warning in new jersey for failing to stop for a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk will that increase your auto insurance rates. Not a ticket but a warning. I have a camera in my car and the video shows nothing except a cop waving to turn left. Can I contest this ?

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
answered on Nov 17, 2022

A ticket filed in the municipal court is required before direct and collateral consequences become an issue. If a police officer gives only a warning, then the court, motor vehicle commission, and insurance company should not find out about the encounter.

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Q: So i have a ticket and all the information is under my moms name license number hair color height and name:

Can i get this ticket dismissed since none of the information identifies it was me. The person they put on the ticket owns the car but wasn’t driving. The tickets i got was for speeding and not providing insurance

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Nov 16, 2022

Generally you won't get it dismissed instead they will consider this a clerical error and re-issue the ticket under the correct information for you the driver. I suggest hiring a lawyer if your looking to get the best result for your case. Most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer a free in... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I received a ticket for reckless driving after I was caught speeding which I have to go to court for.

Should I get a lawyer? This is my first offense and I’m extremely lost and unsure it was the middle of the night no cars were on the road and I never wish to harm others this is the first time I got fines let alone pulled over and got a ticket.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Nov 13, 2022

Reckless driving is a very serious ticket. With a reckless driving ticket in NJ you face the following penalties:

1st Offense : Up to 60 days in Jail and a $50.00 to $200.00 Fine

2nd Offense : Up to 90 days in Jail and a $100 to $500 Fine

In addition to the possibility of...
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Q: A friend of mine took my car to a family engagement and after the party was stopped by police. My friend had a suspended

My friends license was suspended. A few days later I have received notifications from separate attorney offices advising me that I need to get counsel. What are my rights to handle this situation?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Nov 9, 2022

Yes you need a good traffic ticket lawyer as you are probably charged with allowing an unlicensed driver to drive your car. If you get convicted of this offense which is I would assume 39:3-37.1(a) which carries a fines up to $500 and or up to 15 days in Jail. Thus yes you need a lawyer and a good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: I got a ticket in NJ for having a handheld device active but I wasn't in use when I was driving

The officer only saw it when I pulled my window down can I fight it. And i also got a ticket by the same officer for failing to not stop at a stop sign when I locked both way before moving and did come to a complete stop

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Nov 4, 2022

We would need to know more information to properly answer your question. But you are not allowed to have the phone in your hand while driving unless to turn on or off a function of the phone. Even for that however, many judges will still find you guilty these are tough tickets to win without a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: I parked within the driveway apron but was not impeding the driveway at all. Should I fight this?

I have photos to prove I was not blocking anything. The ticketing officer showed up within moments of me retrieving the ticket to harass me and tell me "I come to this house all the time" even though I was just visiting. The neighbor who called came out shortly after also to harass and... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Nov 4, 2022

You can try to go to court and fight the ticket but many judges will consider the apron part of the driveway and thus you blocked it.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for New Jersey on
Q: What if you were issued a ticket without any of your identifying information (name, contact information) listed?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Oct 27, 2022

The answer depends on the type of ticket if it was a parking ticket that is normal.

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