2019 – Municipal Court: Client was stopped by an officer who observed him with his cell phone in his hand while driving his car. The Client told the officer that he was turning on his GPS. Client was charged with 39:4-97.3 a Cell Phone violation, a second offense. A second offense cell phone violation is a $400.00 to $600.00 fine.
Result: Attorney argued that based upon what the Client told the officer at the time of the stop, the State would have difficulty proving its case since turning the GPS on is a function of the phone, and the law permits a driver to turn on or turn off a function of the phone. However, the Client did slow down in his lane of travel as he turned the GPS on. Therefore, the Prosecutor agreed to amend the charge of 39:4-97.3 to 39:4-67, Obstructing the Flow of Traffic, a no point violation and the client entered a plea of guilty. He was assessed $89.00 in fines and penalties.
2019 – Municipal Court: Client was involved in a motor vehicle accident while making a right hand turn onto a highway. She was at a traffic signal and believed that her light had turned green. Unfortunately, there was another vehicle on the highway onto which the Client was turning and the Client struck the other vehicle in the passenger door. Officers responded to the scene, and after taking statements from both parties (the other driver stated that the Client ran a red light) charged client with 39:4-97 Careless Driving, a two point ticket; 39:4-81 Failure to Observe a Traffic Control Device, a two point ticket; and 39:3-36 Failure to Notify a Change of Address.
Result: Since there were no injuries reported to the Officers at the time of the accident and the other involved individual did appear in court, a plea agreement was reached with the prosecutor. The charge of 39:4-97 was amended to 39:4-56 Delaying Traffic, a no point ticket, which the Client pled guilty to. She was assessed fines and penalties of $89.00. The other summons was dismissed.
2019 – Municipal Court: Client was clocked by a Trooper on the Garden State Parkway at an excessive rate of speed. The Client was polite and cooperative with the Trooper during the stop. The Trooper wrote him a summons for 39:4-97 Careless Driving, a two point ticket.
Result: Since the State could not provide the radar certificates for the speed of the Client, the Prosecutor agreed to amend the ticket to 39:4-67 Obstructing the Flow of Traffic, a no point ticket. The Client pled guilty to the amended charge and was assessed fines and penalties totaling $156.00.
2019 – Municipal Court: Client was backing out of his parking space at home on his way to work, when he struck a school bus. The Client continued on his was to work without stopping. The bus driver was able to get his license plate and the Officers responded to the address on his license and the Client was charged with the Prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charge of 39:4-129 Leaving the Scene of an Accident and the Client pled guilty to 39:4-130 Failure to Report and was assessed $289.00 in fines and penalties. He also pled guilty to 39:4-97 Careless Driving and was assessed $139.00 in fines and penalties and two points. There was no license suspension.
2019 – Municipal Court: Officer stopped Client for an alleged violation of 39:4-97.3, a cell phone violation because he observed Client with a cell phone in his hand. This would be client’s third offense, which is three points, a $600.00 to $800.00 fine, and a ninety day loss of his driving privileges.
Result: Plea negotiations were attempted, but an agreement could not be reached for the Client to keep his license. The case was set down for trial and the officer involved was subpoenaed to appear. The Defense was ready to proceed, however, the Prosecutor’s witness did not appear. After waiting over an hour for the Officer to appear, the Prosecutor offered a plea to 39:3A-1, a no point ticket. The Client pled guilty to the amended ticket and was assessed fines and penalties of $239.00 with no license suspension.
2019 – Municipal Court: There was utility work being done with the road being closed to all vehicular traffic. There were multiple signs indicating the planned detour. The Client decided to go over the sidewalk and across a yard until he was stopped by an Officer. He was charged with 39:4-96 Reckless Driving, a five point ticket; 39:4-94.2B Driving on a Closed Road; 39:4-82 Failure to Keep Right, a two point ticket; 39:4-71 Driving on a Sidewalk, a two point ticket; 39:3-29B Failure to Exhibit Registration; 39:3-29C Failure to Exhibit Insurance Card. The tickets totaled 9 points.
Result: The Attorney negotiated a plea arrangement with the prosecutor where the Client pled guilty to 39:4-71 Driving on the Sidewalk, a $89.00 fine and 39:94.2B Driving on a Closed Road, a fine of $239.00, in exchange for the balance of the tickets to be dismissed. The Client received 2 points instead of 9.
2019 – Municipal Court: Client was stopped at a red light and reached down to adjust the air conditioning settings on her vehicle. The Officer was behind her at the light and initiated a stop. The Officer alleges that she was looking down and must have been on her cell phone. The Client did not dispute that she was looking down, however, it was to adjust a setting in the car, not use her cell phone. She further contended that her phone was in a purse on the back seat. Client was charged with 39:4-97.3 a cell phone violation, a first offense with a potential fine of $200.00 to $400.00.
Result: The Attorney appeared in court multiple times after requesting discovery (including the Officer’s notes and the Motor Vehicle Recording), but no discovery was provided by the State. The Judge signed a Hollup Order giving the State ninety (90) days to provide the discovery. The State failed to do so, and upon Motion, the summons was dismissed.
2019 – Municipal Court: Client was clocked by Radar on the highway going 125 miles per hour in a 65mph zone. He was charged with 39:4-98 Speeding, a five point ticket and 39:4-96 Reckless Driving, a five point ticket. Client was facing up to a 90 day loss of license on both summons, which could be run consecutively. Since it was a 65 mph zone, a Safe Corridor, the fines are doubled.
Result: The Attorney negotiated a plea with the the prosecutor in which he agreed to dismiss 39:4-96 Reckless Driving in exchange for a guilty plea to 39:4-98 Speeding. Client pled guilty to Speeding and was assessed a 30 day loss of license and $539.00 in fines and fees.
2019 – Municipal Court: Client was entering a traffic circle and crossed over a solid line to get over to where he wanted to be. He was stopped by an Officer and issued a summons for 39:4-88b Failure to Maintain Lane, a two point ticket.
Result: After reviewing the matter with the Prosecutor, he agreed to amend the ticket down to 39:4-56 Delaying Traffic, as his behavior slowed down the cars behind him. The Client pled guilty to the amended charge and was assessed a fine of $89.00 with No Points.
2019 – Municipal Court: Client was stopped by an Officer for having an expired registration and inspection sticker on his vehicle. He was also unable to produce proof of insurance when requested. He was issued summons for 39:6B-2 Uninsured Motorist which carries with it a one year loss of driving privileges; 39:3-4 Unregistered Vehicle; and 39:8-1 Expired Inspection.
Result: Client was able to provide proof of insurance and got his vehicle inspected prior to the Court date. Therefore, the Prosecutor agreed to dismiss 39:6B-2 and 39:8-1 as part of the plea agreement. While Client had registered his vehicle in the interim, he pled guilty to 39:3-4 and was assessed a fine of $60.00.
2019 – Municipal Court: The Client’s driving privileges in New Jersey had been suspended since the mid 1980s for, among other reasons, failing to appear on multiple traffic summons. Client wanted to get these matters resolved in order to get a license and retained this office to handle them. The Client had four charges of 39:3-40 Driving while Suspended from 1987 to 1993; a 39:3-10 Unlicensed Driver from 1987; and a 39:4-81 Failure to Observe a Traffic Control Device, a two point ticket, from 1987.
Result: Due to the age of the tickets and the unavailability of the officers the Court dismissed all the summons with a monetary contempt penalty for the failure to appear.
2019 – Municipal Court: Client was driving to work early in the morning with no other vehicles on the road and was running late. He was stopped by an Officer who clocked him on radar doing 61mph in a 35mph zone. He was issued summons for 39:4-98 Speeding, a five point ticket and 39:4-96 Reckless Driving, a five point ticket. Due to his speed, the Judge could have suspended his license on both summons for up to 90 days.
Result: A plea agreement was reached with the Prosecutor, where the summons for 39:4-96 was amended to 39:4-97 Careless Driving, a two point ticket, and the summons for 39:4-98 Speeding would be dismissed. The Client pled guilty to the amended charge and, after a lecture from the Judge, was assessed a fine of $439.00 with no license suspension.
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*While all of these results were actually obtained by Wolf Law in the Municipal Courts and Superior Courts of the State of New Jersey, the success in these cases does not guarantee a similar success in any future case. Clients names have been removed to protect their privacy. Due to the delay in posting these cases to this web site some cases may actually have taken place in the year before their posting date as it appears above.