2010: Municipal Court – Florida client needed to resolve two charges of of 39:3-40 Driving while Suspended from 1999. Facing one year suspension, 5 days in jail, and $1,000.00 in fines.
Result: Plea by Affidavit to one charge of Driving While Suspended with the other one dismissed. $756.00 in fines, 30 day suspension of license and one day of jail which was suspended.
2010: Municipal Court – Client was charged with 39:4-89 Following to Closely, a 5 point ticket, and 39:4-96 Reckless Driving, a 5 point ticket.
Result: 39:4-89 was dismissed and 39:4-96 was amended to 39:4-97 Careless Driving, a two point ticket. The client was also assessed $146 fine and $33 in court fees.
2010: Motor Vehicle Commission – Client received a traffic ticket at a time when his license was in suspension. DMV issued Notice of Proposed Suspension for 180 days. Client was a truck driver who could not work with a suspended license.
Result: Attorney got DMV to reduce suspension from 180 days to 15 days.
2010: Municipal Court – Client charged with speeding 46 in a 25, 39:4-97, a four point ticket.
Result: Charge was reduced to Unsafe Operation, 39:4-97.2, NO POINTS.
2010: Municipal Court – Client was charged with 39:3-4 Unregistered Vehicle and 39:3-40 Driving while Suspended.
Result: Client pled guilty to 39:3-4 which was $58 fine and $33 in court fees. Attorney helped client get restored before court date and the 39:3-40 Driving while Suspended was amended to 39:3-10(a), unlicensed driver with a $508 in fine.
2010: Municipal Court – Client was charged with 39:4-81 Failure to Observe Traffic Signal (a 2 point ticket) when went through a red light and struck another car.
Result: The charge of 39:4-81 Failure to Observe Traffic Signals was amended to 39:4-97.2 Driving in an Unsafe Manner (No Points) with a fine of $406 and $33 in court fees. The Court entered a Civil Reservation so the guilty plea could not be used in a later civil proceeding.
2010: Municipal Court – Client who was from Mexico was charged with 39:3-40 Driving while Suspended and 39:3-10(b) Unlicensed Driver who has never had a driver’s license (6 month prohibition on obtaining a license if convicted)
Result: Attorney successfully argued that State lacked proper proofs to establish that client was suspended for failure to pay an insurance judgment and the 39:3-40 was amended to 39:3-10(a) (unlicenced but with a prior Mexican license) , with a $156 fine plus court fees. No license suspension.
2010: Municipal Court – Client who lives in California was charged with 39:3-40 Driving while Suspended and 39:3-4 Unregistered Vehicle dating back to 1993 when he lived in New Jersey. New Jersey listed him as suspended on the National Registry and he was unable to renew his California license.
Result: 39:3-4 Unregistered Vehicle was dismissed and 39:3-40 Driving while Suspended was amended to 39:3- 29(a) Failure to Produce Documentation. The client was assessed $157 in fines plus court fees and a $500.00 contempt of court. He was then able to renew his California license.
2010: Municipal Court – Client was pulled over and gave the officer a falsified insurance card for her vehicle. She was charged criminally with 2C: 21-2.3(b) Simulating a Motor Vehicle Insurance Identification Card; 39:6B-2, Driving with No Insurance (a 1 year loss of license); and 39:3-40, Driving while Suspended (a six month loss of license).
Result: Client pled guilty to amended charge of violating a municipal ordinance with a $1000 fine. The No Insurance was amended to 39:3-29(c) Failure to Show Proof of Insurance, and the Driving While Suspended was amended to 39:3-40(i) Failure to Comply with Time Payment Order with a $100 fine. The client received no jail and no license suspension.
2010: Municipal Court – Client was pulled over for an expired inspection sticker and was charged with 39:3-40 Driving While Suspended; 39:6B-2 ,No Insurance; 39:3-40, Driving with a Suspended Registration, and 39:8-1, No Inspection.
Result: Attorney assisted client in getting license restored and obtaining insurance before we went to court. As a result of a plea bargain, the Driving While Suspended was amended to an Unlicensed Driver under 39:3-10a, the No Insurance was amended to Failure to Produce an Insurance Card under 39:3-29, the Driving with a Suspended Registration was dismissed, and a guilty plea was entered to the expired inspection. The client was fined $382 plus court costs with no license suspension and no jail.
2010: Municipal Court – Client was charged with 39:3-40 Driving while Suspended (a 2nd offense carrying with it 1-5 days jail and a six month license suspension. Client was afraid of deportation if sentenced to jail. Judge would not go along with plea bargain to unlicensed driver because he believed he had previously warned client about consequences if caught driving while suspended a second time.
Result: Attorney was able to order transcript of earlier court proceeding where client was convicted of Driving While Suspended and show Judge that client had not been properly warned. Client pled guilty to an amended charge of 39:3-29 Failure to Show Driver’s License with a $508 fine plus court fees. No Jail. No license suspension.
2010: Municipal Court – Client was elderly gentleman who struck an occupied vehicle when attempting to park his car and drove away not realizing he had damaged the other vehicle. He was ticketed for 39:4-97 Careless Driving a two point ticket and 39:4-129, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, a two point ticket with a mandatory six month license suspension.
Result: Attorney argued that damage was very minor and client was unaware that he had caused damage to the other car. The Careless Driving charge was amended to 39:4-67 Obstruction of Traffic with No Points and a $58 fine. The Leaving the Scene was amended to Failure to report an Accident under 39:3-130 with a $208 fine with no suspension and no points. A Civil Reservation was entered so the plea could not be used in a later civil lawsuit.
2010 : Municipal Court – Client was charged with driving offenses in two different Municipal Courts. In the first he was charged with Reckless Driving under 39:4-96, a 5 point ticket. In the second, he was charged with Speeding 39 mph in a 25 zone, a 4 point ticket.
Result: The Reckless Driving was amended to Careless Driving, a 2 point ticket with a $239 fine and the 4 point speeding was amended to a 2 point speeding with a $108 fine.
2010: Municipal Court – Client rear ended another vehicle and after giving their information, without waiting for police, left the scene of the accident. Client was charged with 39:4-97 Careless Driving a two point ticket and 39:4-129 Leaving the Scene of an Accident, which can have up to 30 days in county jail.
Result: Client pled guilty to 39:4-97 Careless Driving while the 39:4-129 Leaving the Scene of an Accident was dismissed. Client had to pay $78 in fine, and the record was sealed for civil action.
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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.