I'm 16. New Jersey. Last weekend I was in the drivers seat of my friend's car, he's 20. We were at a party about to leave, we had bout 7 people in the car including me and everyone in the vehicle was intoxicated except me. The officer Cknowledged I was sober but still gave m I did not have any intention on driving but I turned on the car to move up. I moved about a foot & a cop physically walks over and tells me I am getting a summons in the mail. I received two tickets a couple days ago. I have court next week. Is it worth pleading not guilty? I need advice. **Last year I was guilty of driving without a license as well, went to court pled guilty and received 2pts, $700 fine and 6 month suspension on my non existent license
Absolutely a terrible idea to plead guilty without first consulting with a knowlegable and experienced attorney. I am right nearby in Freehold and would be pleased to have you make an appointment to discuss your case. I can be reached at (732) 780-3090.
Criminal Defense Attorney
More information is needed. If you mean moved the seat up you may be OK. If you moved the car you operated the car for purposes of a ticket. If you plea you lose you ability to get a license for another 6 months.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Thank you for your email.
You are looking at some very serious charges that can be very costly.
The short answer is, plead not guilty and consult with a knowledgable lawyer who knows that court.
I am a former municipal prosecutor. I handle these cases routinely.
My office is in Freehold. I know this Court.
Please feel free to call my office (732.303.6430) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to discuss this further.
-Andrew Blumer, Esq.
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