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No court date on traffic ticket

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The officer didn't put a court date on my ticket. Am I obligated to call the court to schedule a date? What would happen if I don't do anything?

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  1. These kinds of errors do not invalidate the citation. They might raise potential defense arguments.

    You might find my Legal Guide helpful " What Do I Tell My Lawyer?"

    http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/what-do-i-tell-my-lawyer

    Online we cannot know what the other details are going on in your case because online we cannot find out those details. You need a lawyer. Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details to call the court .

    Good luck to you.

    God bless.

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  2. Call the Court and ask what the court date is, as this deficiency will not invalidate the ticket. If the Court sets a date and you do not appear, the Court will likely issue a warrant. If the warrant is issued, the NJ MVC will suspend your license until the warrant is lifted, and you will not be able to drive until you pay to have the licese re-issued. Good luck.

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  3. Call the court, if the number is not on your ticket, find the number here: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/directory/munctadr.htm

    I hope this is helpful.

    Good luck - Jeff Barile

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