I am in New Jersey and I got a violation for failure to yield and I am weighing my options and would like to know if I will pay the ticket without going to court. A court appearance is not checked on my ticket?
The points will be reduced to 0, but the record of the violation is on your driving record forever.
The ticket never disappears off your record but you lose 3 points every year, you remain violation free for MVC purposes, but your insurance company can still charge you for multiple years, best to ask your insurance company on that one.
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Insurance matters too so it is worth fighting.
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The ticket will not disappear. If you go one year without having any traffic offenses, the points will come off. However it is still on your permanent driving record. There could be Insurance points as well. For that reason, you may wish to consider Consulting with an attorney to explore your options. Best of luck
You can and eat the 2 points. The entry on your abstract stays forever. There will be a 3 point reduction from MVC if you go a year violation free. But the insurance eligibility points stay on for three years. If your insurance will reduce with a safe driving course you can eat the points and take the course. The MVC points come off immediately as will the insurance points if your insurance comp\any is on board.
You have asked similar questions before. The ticket will remain on your abstract in perpetuity, but points can and will come off depending on circumstances. The only way to avoid having this charge on your record is to take it to trial with an attorney and even then there is no guarantee of winning.
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As to points disappearing from you drivers history: After 12 months up to 3 points will come off of your driving record if you have not pled gulity to or found guilty of no further moving violations. Your drivers abstract, however will still indicate that a ticket was issued and you had incurred 2 points. The defensive driving courses can also remove two points from you drivers history, but you are limited as to the how often you can take these courses and again the infraction will remain on your record, the points are removed.
As to the failure to yield, it is a two point ticket and I believe it is always worth a trip to the municipal court to speak with the prosecutor or consider hiring a lawyer in an effort to have the ticket downgraded or dismissed depending on the circumstances.
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