I respectfully have to differ with my colleague, as you have said nothing that indicates the matters have been resolved in Court, or that you would otherwise need to file an appeal. These types of summonses are very serious under the NJ Motor Vehicle Code. Each Reckless Summons carries 5 points, and the cumulative value of these summonses alone would result in the suspension of your license. I strongly recommend that you immediately consult with an experienced defense lawyer admitted to practice law in NJ, prior to appearing in Court, to discuss the alternatives of taking the case to trial. Good luck.
While I do practice law in NJ, this information is offered for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice and you should not rely upon it to decide how to resolve this issue. No Attorney-Client relationship is intended or established by this response. You are faced with a situation where you need to consult with an experienced defense lawyer admitted to practice law in NJ before you make any decisions as to how to resolve this issue.
You can file for an appeal and try to make out your case at the appeal. If the ticket means that much to you, you may want to speak to an attorney.
Attorney Jason Chan
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Boston, MA 02110
disclaimer: I am not licensed to practice law in your state. Please be aware that this is for informational purposes only.
I'm not sure why Attorney Chan is discussing appeals - it sounds as though you have an open case and need to fight this with an experienced attorney that is actually licensed to practice in New Jersey.
If Mr. Bailey is anywhere in your area, I'd suggest you start with him. You're looking at substantial consequences from this situation.
For whatever reason it appears that this officer just didn't like what you did on the road, whether warranted or not. (I also do not know what Mr. Chan is talking about as it appears he practices in another State. At least we Jersey attorneys don't respond to Massachussetts matters).
If you are going to get a bunch of tickets like you have received all at once Jersey City is a good place to get them. I have found the Prosecutors in JC to be very reasonable. Assuming your driving record is uneventful it shouldn't be very difficult to persuade a reasonable prosecutor that the officer was having a bad day and you don't really deserve a boatload of points. Reckless is 5 points, Tailgating is 5 points and the lane change is 2. It won't all go away in a plea agreement but counsel should be able to avoid the large majority of the points. Assuming the officer even shows up, cooler heads should prevail.