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Should i fight the careless driving ticket?

Edison, NJ |

It was Wednesday around 2pm, I was on old post road making a left turn onto route 1. There was a double solid line with traffic going two ways controlled by two lights. The light on the left was red and on the right it was green I made the turn from old post road onto route 1, while making the turn there was about two car links of space for my car so i made the turn onto the lane. The person who was driving the car in thelane sped up to catch the green light and i honked my horn was i was still in the middle of the lane completing the turn. The officer pulled my car over and gave me a ticket for careless driving because i tried to squeeze my way into traffic. Should i fight the ticket for take the two points and fine. By the way i just turned 18 this October 12, and don't have a basic lice

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Without a basic license you are not eligible to reduce to zero points. From your description, you do not have a viable defense.

Law Offices of James A. Abate (732) 412-2364


It looks like you are stuck, sorry


You can get it reduced to no points if you desire. It will just cost you more.

John Ducey


You are only permitted to make a turn safely. It sounds like the officer thought this was not done. As far as negotiations, if you still have your provisional license you cannot get the 0 pointer. If you can get your regular license before the Court date Edison may help you out. The fine is cheaper on the 2 pointer and you can take a safe driving course and get the 2 points reduced.


Other driver should have yielded if you were already in the intersection. My advice is to file a careless against the other driver. At court you both take the Fifth and there is a good chance charges will be dismissed. A lawyer would help!

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