39:4-56.5 Abandonment of motor vehicle Ticket

I got this ticket for abandonment of MV for parking in the street for more than 48 hours without moving my car. I went to court and pleaded guilty and paid a $56 fine. I looked up the violation online, and it says that the minimum fee is $100. I was wondering why my fine was less than the minimum? Do tickets amounts vary from town to town? The ticket was in Elmwood Park, NJ.

Paterson, NJ -

Attorney Answers (5)

James Alexander Abate

James Alexander Abate

Criminal Defense Attorney - Westfield, NJ
Answered

That is the fine for 39:4-56. Obstructing Traffic. They may have amended.

David Justin Sideman

David Justin Sideman

Criminal Defense Attorney - Newark, NJ
Answered

You probably got that fine because the judge thought it was something else. You should be aware that under this statute the Motor Vehicle Commission can, in its discretion, suspend your license for up to two years. I don't know if they do this or under what circumstances they would. If you get anything from MVC, call a lawyer.

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Vikrant Kishin Advani

Vikrant Kishin Advani

Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer - Edison, NJ
Answered

Did you go before the Court and then were assessed the $56 fine? It is possible that you may have pled to an ordinance violation. Either way scan both the ticket and the receipt from the Court and keep in a safe place in the event that the MVC comes knockin'. Good luck.

Mark M Cheser

Mark M Cheser

Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer - Union, NJ
Answered

The Court is free to set the fines, normally more than the book.

Michael J Palumbo

Michael J Palumbo

Speeding / Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Answered

Could have been a parking ticket

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