Drive a box truck over night was pulled over because some called saying I was swerving. Police had me wait until someone came to get me. No drugs not alcohol no property damage or physical damage. 1st reckless driving offense. 39:4-96
This is a five point violation. I would suggest hiring a lawyer to reduce the points and achieve an optimal result.
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A license suspension is possible as well. I suggest you hire a competent traffic attorney as soon as possible. Most of us on here offer free consultations.
The likely outcome is depends on the court your in and your post driving history. What I can tell you is that with a good lawyer you should be able to stay out of jail, not have your license suspended and reduce the points. Thus the reason to get a good lawyer. Most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer a free in office consultation take advantage of this and don't delay as the more time the lawyer has to work on the case the better the result.
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Five points, suspension of your license, plus fines and surcharges that can add up to over $1000.
Listen to the advice that Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg gave you and setup an in person consultation with a speeding ticket/traffic lawyer. The advice Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg has furnished to you is correct. You need to immediately protect your rights and hire a speeding ticket/traffic lawyer. A quality attorney will only meet you in their office, because attorney client privilege will only protect you in person, but not over the phone or through the Internet. A quality attorney will never discuss your case over the phone or Internet. You should not be restricted by geographic factors. Good luck.
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If the cop did not see the swerving it will be hard for them to prove their case unless they bring that person in. So more information is needed. In that regard the 911 tape can be requested. Feel free to call around. Attorney client privilege applies to any conversation with an attorney about a case even if the line is tapped. If you have a CDL you must have an attorney. If you do not have a CDL it is still 5 points so an attorney is almost a must.. Tom Lanza in Piscataway is a tough prosecutor. Retain an experienced criminal defense attorney ASAP.
I would be very curious to see if the officer observed anything and/or if he has the information for the person who made these so-called observations. Without this, the Police would not have a case against you. I would speak with an attorney and really fight this. Best of luck
It is impossible to predict a "likely outcome." The outcome will depend on a number of facts, such as a review of the police reports, the call that came into the police regarding your driving and your driving history. The offense carries (if you are convicted) 5-points against your NJ driving history, possible license loss, a fine of $50 to $200 and/or jail not to exceed 60-days (although jail is rarely imposed). That being said, based on what you report, the charge (reckless driving) certainly seems excessive.
Contact an attorney. Reckless driving carries five points and a possible suspension, but given the fact that this was based on an anonymous call, a good attorney should be able to negotiate a favorable outcome, whether that is a downgrade or outright dismissal.
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