I was pulled over for speeding in Livingston earlier tonight (I am a NJ Resident). Unfortunately, I had switched wallets earlier today and did not have my license on me. I was hit with a ticket for failing to produce my license (did not get a speeding ticket). According to the law, if I produced my license, registration, and insurance in court, valid for the day of the ticket, the judge may dismiss the $180, though I will be charged a court fee of $33.
How tough of a court is Livingston for these things? I understand that, in some cases, the judge may assess a court fee and keep the fine, and I want to know how likely this particular court is to reduce or waive the fine before I go in.
For most people it's not worth wasting a day in court for a maybe to reduce a fine.
The prosecutor Michael Berliner is a great guy. I think there may be a new Judge recently maybe not. Last month the old Judge was still there and he is a good guy. If you show the license it is possible to suspend the fine and just get costs. No guarantee but likely.
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