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Q: Warrant due to missing court date,unaware . Ticket for “no registration “ but I had went to DMV have paperwork.

This is from 2 yrs ago. I called once I received the warrant and new court date. I called the township it sent the warrant to she told me can Monday morning due to weekend.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 14, 2022

Tickets don't just go away and eventually if you don't pay them they turn into a warrant or a suspension of your drivers license or both. You can pay the warrant any time at any NJ police station, BUT if you want to pay it at the court you have to wait to do this during the weekday. The... Read more »

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Q: Re nj 39:4-81 1. What a good defense can be for this offense? 2. What is the minimum and maximum fine?
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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 5, 2022

The best defense to any ticket is to hire a good lawyer.

The second best is to prove someone else was driving your car.

In general the maximum fine is $200.00 plus court costs and 2 points. That being said: Under NJSA: 39:5-31: A judge may suspend the driving privileges of...
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Q: I received a court summons for traffic tickets I did not get. Someone provide my information to the cops.

I was not the person driving and it was not my car that was stopped. The tickets were issued in East Orange, NJ. The driving had temporary plates that expired on a car that is not registered to me and provided the cops with my name and information to avoid getting a ticket. How do I fight this.

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky answered on May 4, 2022

To fight this ticket, it seems to me one would hire an attorney who knows and perhaps has the professional experience required to represent the defendant at trial.

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Q: I got this ticket for driving a small commercial van for my work, what can I do? I have a type D license, New Jersey.

I'm afraid of losing my license or my job

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 3, 2022

Then if your worried about losing your job spend the big bucks and hire a good traffic ticket lawyer. Most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer a free in office consultation where you will learn how we can help you to eliminate points, penalties and even in many cases reduce the fines for the... Read more »

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Q: I got this ticket for driving a small commercial van for my work, what can I do? I have a type D license, New Jersey.

I'm afraid of losing my license or my job

Toshinori Isoai
Toshinori Isoai answered on May 6, 2022

You may want to speak with an experienced traffic attorney who has the sense of the township and its locality. Different townships and municipal prosecutor(s) have different personalities and policies. How your case should be approached and will be resolved may also depend on several factors such... Read more »

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Q: I received a traffic ticket for failing to provide updated insurance card. my ticket was dismissed by the judge.

Did I receive points on my license even though the ticket was dismissed?

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on May 3, 2022

When a ticket is dismissed in NJ you don't get any points.

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Q: I received a traffic ticket for failing to provide updated insurance card. my ticket was dismissed by the judge.

Did I receive points on my license even though the ticket was dismissed?

Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky answered on May 4, 2022

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission does not assign points unless and until a judgment of conviction for a motor vehicle offense is entered by the Municipal Court. This can appear to be a seamless process, but without the conviction, no points will be applied to the license. Therefore, if the... Read more »

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Q: Can a ticket be issued (no insurance card) without a traffic stop in the State of NJ.

court notice was received for appearance for no insurance card. There was never a traffic stop. It appears that someone reported a hit and run with my car two-three months prior and this is how they were contacting me by issuing a ticket?? It just doesn't sound right. The ticket date does... Read more »

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 27, 2022

Definitely get yourself a lawyer because if you end up getting charged with no insurance you could face loss of your license to drive. And yes you can be issued a ticket without being stopped by a police officer. I suggest that you set up one of the free in office consultations that most of us... Read more »

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Q: i got a ticket

littering from a moving vehicle

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 27, 2022

This is a common ticket but you failed to ask a question about it.

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Q: Got a license plate light out ticket in New Jersey on a Saturday night then got stopped 2 more times going home for the

Same violation is this legal?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 24, 2022

As long as you only get one ticket in the town its was legal as each town you went thru another town its definitely a separate violations.

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Q: Traffic ticket for small idol on dashboard

I am in NJ and was issued a ticket today under statue 39:3-74 - I have a small idol of a deity on the dashboard of my car

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 21, 2022

I suggest that you pay it as even if you had a defense, which you did not present in your question. Your not allowed to have anything that blocks the view of the windshield in front of you in your car.

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Q: Car was parked. I got driving after dl was revoked 39:3-40 and no liability insurance 39:6B-2 and 2 other tickets.

Can I possibly get the 39:3-40 thrown out because I obviously wasn't driving? As for the 39:6B-2 since NJ cops can't see your insurance info can I get this one thrown out because there's no way he could of known I didn't have insurance. I also got a ticket for no registration... Read more »

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 20, 2022

Anything is possible and the driving while suspended is the most likely ticket to get dismissed since as you say they did not see you driving. However, they don't need to see you driving to ticket you for this offense and thus you could still lose its the ability to drive so even if your... Read more »

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Q: Can you fight a non-registered ticket, 39:3-4 and win or get it reduced?
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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 15, 2022

Sure you can fight any ticket in court the question is what is your defense because if you don't have a good one will just waste your time and lose as this is a document charge and you either have them or don't

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Q: I received a court summons in the mail for traffic tickets. It seems as if someone provided my information to the cops

I was not the person that was in the car. This person used my information, now I must appear in court. Is there anything I can do about this. The tickets were issued in East Orange, NJ.

In addition, this person was not driving my car. It was a different car with temporary license plate.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 11, 2022

Definitely get yourself a good lawyer this case is not as easy as you may think to win in fact its easy to lose if the officers says he saw you in the car. In NJ an officer does not have to pull you over to ticket you and in fact many times the registered owner gets the ticket, but you can win... Read more »

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Q: Is it worth it to hire a lawyer for expired registration ticket or just plead guilty?
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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 9, 2022

No its not worth hiring a lawyer for this ticket because for most people this will just be a fine of around $100.00

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Q: Do any of the followings charge result in jail time 2C:36-6A 2C:36-6A(1) 2C:36-2A. If so which one?

I’m in need of a public defender/ lawyer in NJ, any recommendations? Do I take a plea agreement or get a lawyer/public defender.

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

All three charges could result in jail time. A lot depends on the facts of your case your prior criminal history and of course how good of a lawyer you hire to try to avoid that time.

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Q: I got a ticket for driving while suspended later when I looked at my ticket I realized the only thing right was my

Name & address. He Wrote the wrong year make model color and license plate #of the vehicle I was driving. Is there a way that I can use that in court to beat the charge?

I was also curious if there is such a thing or law call constructive driving. You know when they can give you a... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Apr 3, 2022

Those errors on the ticket would not be fatal to the charge as long as the ticket was given to you and the officer can testify to that. Second if the keys were no where inside the car you could have a defense. Now the question is will the judge buy it and if you have a good lawyer I would say yes... Read more »

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Q: I got a ticket today for fictitious plates in NJ in south Hackensack NJ. Will the charge get dropped or lowered

I bought the car in a private sale and attempted to drive it to the DMV with license plates from my previous car. Officer pulled me over and impounded the car. He issued me two tickets: driving/parking unregistered car and then fictitious plates. After the incident I immediately went and... Read more »

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 29, 2022

If you can figure out a good defense you probably can get this charged lowered or downgraded but you have not presented one in this question. If you are found guilty of this offense you will be subject to a fine not exceeding $500.00 or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 60 days.... Read more »

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Q: 39:4-215. Failure to obey signals signs or directions. Are there any points with this ticket.?

My daughter was going 86 in a 55. Got a 39:4-215 failure to obey signs signals and direction. She got one hell of a break from the cop? Right?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 29, 2022

Its not points for MVC purposes in NJ and yes he should send a thank the officer as many judges would have suspended his license at that speed.

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Q: what is the possible penalties for having more than one passenger in a car?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Mar 24, 2022

The answer would depend on the violation that you received since you have not given us the violation we could not give you a certain answer.

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