2007 and Earlier Traffic Results

2007: Municipal Court – Client with otherwise clean driving record charged with Speeding (39:4-98) 93 in a 65 mph zone and Reckless Driving (39:4-96) and facing 10 motor vehicle points and a up to a 90 day loss of license.

Result: Reckless Driving Dismissed. Speeding amended to Unsafe Operation (39:4-97.2) with a $156 fine and $250 surcharge.


2007: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Suspended/Revoked (39:3-40) as a second offense facing 1 to 5 days in jail, a $750 fine, and a six months loss of drivers license. Because suspension was for conviction for No Liability Insurance on a Motor Vehicle client faced an additional $500 fine, one to two year license suspension, and up to 90 days in jail. Client also charged with Unclear Plates (39i:3-33) which was the purported reason for the motor vehicle stop.

Result: Attorney filed Motion to Suppress Evidence and argued that the license plate in question was not improper and the motor vehicle stop was not justified. Prosecutor agreed to amend the Driving While Revoked to an Unlicensed Driver (39:3-10a) with a $506 fine with no suspension and no jail. Client pled to Unclear Plates and was fined $56.


2007: Municipal Court – Client accused by ex-girlfriend of deliberately following her into her driveway and rear-ending her car and then leaving the scene. Charges were Leaving the Scene of an Accident (39:4-129), Failure to Report an Accident (39:4-130), Careless Driving (39:4-97), and criminal charge of Obstructing the Administration of Law (2C:29-1) when he refused to provide the police with the documentation on his vehicle.

Result: Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Careless Driving were dismissed. Client pled to Failure to Report an Accident and was fined $106. Criminal charge was amended to a Municipal Ordinance with $200 fine and no criminal record.


2007: Municipal Court – Client Charged with Driving While Suspended/Revoked (39:3-40) and Speeding (19:9-1.2) (85 in 65 mph zone) (4 points).

Result: Attorney asserted that client was not aware that he was suspended by motor vehicles and that once he found out he immediately got restored. Driving while Revoked was amended to Failure to Produce a License (39:3-29) with a $153 fine. The 4 point speeding ticket was amended to an Unsafe Operation (39:4-97.2) with a $156 fine $250 surcharge and no points.


2007: Municipal Court – Client charged with Improper Turn (39:4-126), Unregistered Vehicle (39:3-4), Unlicensed Driver (39:3-10b) (Never having been licensed – Six Month Postponement of Driving Privileges), and Uninsured Vehicle (39:6B-2) (One year License Suspension).

Result: Client Pled Guilty to Improper Turn and was fined $133. Unregistered Vehicle was dismissed. Unlicensed Driver (39:3-10a) was amended to 39:3-10b with a $54 fine and no loss or postponement of driving privileges. Attorney successfully argued that vehicle was neither registered in nor principally garaged in New Jersey and No Insurance charge was dismissed.


2007: Division of Motor Vehicles Hearing: Client who was on one year DMV probation for point accumulation received speeding ticket. DMV sent Notice of Proposed Suspension for 90 days.

Result: Attorney requested hearing. Suspension reduced to 20 days.


2007: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Suspended (39:3-40) because of bounced checks to DMV, Failure to Yield to Pedestrian (39:4-96) (2 points), and Failure to Exhibit Drivers License (39:3-29)

Result: Driving While Suspended reduced to Expired Driver’s license ($35 fine), Failure to Yield reduced to Unsafe Operation (39:4-97.2) ($430 fine and No Points), and Failure to Exhibit DL dismissed.


2007: Municipal Court – Client suffering from depression allowed her license to be suspended and her car insurance to expire. She was stopped three times and charged in two separate courts:

First Court: Driving While Suspended/Revoked (39:3-40) and Equipment Violation (39:3-71).

Result: Driving While Suspended amended to Expired License (39:3-10(a)) $200 fine and guilty plea to equipment violation $56 fine.

Second Court: Two separate incidents of Driving Without Insurance (39:6B-2) facing $1000 fine, community service, and 1 year license suspension for first offense and $5000 fine, 14 days mandatory jail, 30 days community service, and 2 year license suspension.

Result: Both Driving Without Insurance charges amended to Failure to Exhibit Insurance Cards (39:3-29) with a $156 fine, no jail, no license suspension. Client also pled guilty to municipal ordinance of disorderly conduct for her behavior with the police officers and was fined $500.


2007: Municipal Court – Client charged with Speeding (39:4-98.30) (60 in a 30 mph zone) (5 points) and Reckless Driving (39:4-96) (5 points).

Result: Speeding charge amended to 44 in a 30 mph zone ($216 fine and 2 points) and Reckless Driving dismissed.


2007: Municipal Court – Client in minor fender bender charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Personal Injuries (39:4-129A) facing one year license suspension and 8 points and Failure to Report an Accident.

Result: Leaving the Scene of Accident dismissed. Client pled guilty to Failure to Report and was fined $106 and received no points.


2007: Municipal Court – Client who was undocumented alien charged with Driving without Insurance (30:6B-2) (one year license suspension), Unlicensed Driver (39:3-10) (fine of up to $500, 60 days in jail, and disqualification to obtain license for six months), and Unregistered Vehicle (39:3-4).

Result: No Insurance and Unlicensed Driver dismissed. Client pled guilty to Unregistered Vehicle was fined $56.


2007: Municipal Court – Client charged with running a flashing red light, striking a Post Office Truck, and fleeing the scene. Charges were disregard of a stop sign (39:4-144) (2 points), Careless Driving (39:4-97) (2 points), Failure to Obey Traffic Signal (39:4-81) (2 points), Leaving the Scene of an Accident (39:4-129b) (2 points and 6 month license suspension), and Failure to Report and Accident (39:4-130).

Result: Client pled guilty to disregard of stop sign ($206 fine and 2 points) and Failure to Report an Accident ($106 fine and no points). Careless Driving, Disregard of Traffic Signal, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident were all dismissed.


2007: Municipal Court – Client charged with riding an Unregistered ATV (39:3C-3), an Uninsured ATV (39:3c-20) and Careless Driving (39:4-97) (2 points).

Result: Careless Driving amended to Obstruction of Traffic (39:4-67) $56 fine and No Points, Plea entered to Unregistered ATV with a $106 fine, and Uninsured ATV Dismissed.


2006: Municipal Court – Illinois Driver pled guilty by mail one year previously to speeding charge. Client was unaware that points would transfer from New Jersey to Illinois until he received a Notice of License Suspension from Illinois because of the points and faced the loss of his job.

Result: Attorney filed Motion to Vacate the Guilty Plea. Judge granted the Motion and Prosecutor agreed to amend the charge to an Equipment Violation (39:3-44). Attorney entered plea without Client having to appear from Illinois and Client received $75 fine with No Points. This was reported to Illinois and Client’s license was not suspended.


2006: Municipal Court – Client charged with No Insurance (39:6B-2) facing fine of up to $1000, community service, and one year suspension of driver’s license; Failure to Inspect (39:8-1); Failure to Produce Documents (39:3-29); and Failure to properly display plates (39:3-33).

Result: Attorney obtained dismiss of No Insurance Charge and Failure to Display Plates. Plea entered to Failure to Inspect ($106 fine) and Failure to Display Documents ($156 fine).


2006: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Revoked (39:3-40), 3rd Offense facing penalty of $1000 fine and 10 days in jail; Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs (2C:35-10.5) (Viagra), a disorderly persons offense punishable by a fine of up to $1000 and up to six months in jail; and Possession of a Prescription Drug not in prescribed container (2C:35-24), a disorderly persons offense.

Result: Driving While Revoked amended to Unlicensed Driver (39:3-10a) with $206 fine. Unlawful Possession of Viagra dismissed. Possession of Prescription Drug not in original container dismissed. Client pled guilty to a Boro Ordinance of Disorderly Conduct and fined $206. No Criminal Record.


2006: Municipal Court – Pennsylvania resident charged with speeding (39:4-98), 102 mph in a 62 mph zone on the New Jersey Turnpike was facing 5 motor vehicle points and license suspension.

Result: Amended to 80 in a 65 with no suspension.


2006: Municipal Court – Client involved in automobile accident charged with Driving While Revoked/Suspended (39:3-40) $500 fine and six months suspension; Unlicensed Driver (39:3-10A); Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage (39:4-129b) fine up to $400, 30 days jail, and six month suspension; Failure to Report an Accident (39:4-130 and Careless Driving (39:4-97).

Result: Plea entered to Unlicensed Driver ($106 fine), Failure to Report an Accident ($106 fine), and Careless Driving ($76 fine with 2 points). Court granted reservation prohibiting use of plea in a civil action. No license suspension, no jail.


2006: Municipal Court – Client charged with Speeding 38 in 25 (39:4-98) (2 points).

Result: Amended to Equipment Violation (39:3-44) (No Points).


2006: Municipal Court – Client charged with Failure to Obey Officer Directing Traffic (by hitting police officer with her automobile) (2 points).

Result: Amended to Unsafe Operation (39:4-97.2) (No Points).


2006: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving Without Insurance (39:6B-2) facing a one year license suspension, Failing to Produce and Insurance Card (39:3-29), Failure to Make Repairs (39:8-4), and Driving an Unregistered Vehicle (39:3-4).

Result: Client pled guilty to Failing to Produce and Insurance Card and Unregistered Vehicle and was fined $256. No license suspension.


2006: Municipal Court – Client charged with Speeding (40 in 25) (4 Point Violation.

Result: Amended to Unsafe Operation (No Points) with $106 fine and $250 state surcharge.


2006: Municipal Court – Georgia resident denied drivers license renewal wanted to re-open 15 year old New Jersey charges of Driving Without Insurance (39:6B-2), Driving While Revoked/Suspended (39:3-40), Failure to Inspect (39:8-1), and Failure to Wear Seatbelt (39:3-76.2F).

Result: Client without necessity of appearing pled guilty to Failure to wear Seatbelt and all other charges were dismissed. Fine was $76 plus $500 contempt on failure to appear.


2005: Municipal Court – Client charged with Speeding 85mph in a 55mph zone under N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 (4 points)

Result: Ticket amended to Unsafe Operation N.J.S.A. 39:4-97.2 (No Points). $135 fine, $30 costs, and $250 surcharge.


2005: Municipal Court – Client involved in accident charged with a Stop Sign violation under N.J.S.A. 39:4-144 (2 points).

Result: Charge amended to Obstruction of Intersection (39:4-67) (No Points). Record Sealed with Civil Reservation so plea could not be used in a civil suit for damages.


2005: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Revoked (39:3-40) ($500 fine and up to 6 month loss of license and Following Too Closely (Tailgating) (5 Points).

Result: Driving While Revoked amended to Unlicensed Driver (39:3-10a) $126 fine plus $30 costs and Tailgating amended to Careless Driving (39:4-97) (2 points).


2005: Municipal Court – Client driving snow plow accused of striking parked car (Careless Driving – 2 points) and Leaving the Scene of an Accident (39:4-129(b)) facing 6 month loss of license.

Result: Careless Driving Dismissed. Leaving the Scene amended to Failure to Report an Accident (39:4-130) $106 fine plus $33 costs.


2005: DMV Hearing – Client given scheduled Suspension Notice of 180 days for being involved in an accident while her license was suspended.

Result: Attorney asked for hearing and challenged suspension. DMV reduced suspension to 15 days.


2005: DMV Hearing – Client who was on probationary status because of points received two Scheduled Suspension Notices totaling 270 days.

Result: Attorney requested Hearing before the Division of Motor Vehicles and had the suspension period reduced to 20 days.


2005: Municipal Court – Client charged with Speeding (84 mph in a 65 zone), a 4 Point Violation.

Result: Charge amended to Unsafe Operation (39:4-97.2) No Points.


2005: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Revoked/Suspended (39:3-40) and Failure to Present Documents (39:3-29). Client had been suspended by DMV for a medical reasons (seizure disorder). Potential penalty was $500.00 fine and up to Six Months loss of license.

Result: Attorney demonstrated to Court medical documentation of ability to drive and that such proof had been supplied to DMV. Driving While Revoked amended to Unlicensed Driver (39:3-10a) $155.00 fine (no loss of license) and guilty plea entered to Failure to Produce Documents ($155.00 fine).


2005: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving Without Insurance (39:6B-2), Unregistered Vehicle (39:3-4), Fictitious License Plates (39:3-33A), Improper Inspection Sticker (39:8-96), and Handicapped Parking (39:4-138). Potential penalty was 1 year loss of license on Driving Without Insurance.

Result: Attorney factually disputed ownership and control of the vehicle and all charges were dismissed except parking in a handicapped parking spot ($256 fine).


2005: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Revoked (39:3-40), Driving With No Insurance (39:6B-2), Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle (39:4-49.1), Failure to Surrender Suspended Drivers License (39:5-35), No Front License Plate (39:3-33), No Seatbelt (39:76.2f), and criminal charge of Possession of Marijuana (2C-35-10a4). Facing License suspension of up to 4 years and up to 6 months county jail.

Result: Plea entered to No Front License Plate. No Insurance charge amended to Failure to Produce an Insurance Card (39:3-29). Fines of $150 and $30. Conditional Discharge granted on Marijuana Charge (No jail, No Criminal Record, No License Suspension, $500 CD Fee + costs).


2005: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Revoked/Suspended (39:3-40), Driving Without Insurance (39:6B-2), Providing False Information to Police Officer (2C:29-3B(4)), Unregistered Vehicle, and Seatbelt Violation. Client was facing 1 ½ year loss of driver’s license and up to 6 months jail.

Result: Attorney arranged plea to Seatbelt Violation, an amended charge of being an Unlicensed Driver (39:3-10(a)), and providing a false name to a police officer. The No Insurance and Driving While Revoked were dismissed. Client received no suspension of license, no jail, and fines and costs totaling $430.00.


2005: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Revoked/Suspended (39:3-40) (Third Offense). Facing penalty of 10 to 90 days County Jail and 6 month suspension of license.

Result: Attorney negotiated plea to 39:3-10a ($506.00 fine and $30.00 costs). No license suspension.


2005: Municipal Court – Client fled to West Coast in 1997 leaving charges in New Jersey of Driving Without Insurance (2nd offense mandatory 14 days in jail and 2 year loss of license), Driving While Revoked (2nd offense facing 6 month license suspension plus 1 to 5 days in jail along with enhanced penalty for suspension because of no insurance conviction of additional 90 days in jail and one to two year license suspension), Unregistered Vehicle (39:3-4), and Unlicensed Driver (39-3:10a).

Client who had become a successful executive engaged attorney to re-open case so he could obtain a Driver’s License in Washington State and returned to New Jersey fully expecting to be sentenced to jail.

Result: Client pled guilty to Driving While Suspended without the Enhanced Penalties and received a $750.00 fine plus one day jail which he was allowed to serve by staying in the local police station until midnight and a 60 day license revocation, was fined $250 for the unregistered vehicle and $500.00 contempt for his failure to appear.


2005: Municipal Court – Canadian truck driver involved in an accident and charged with Careless Driving (39:4-97) (a 2 point ticket). Canadian Insurance Company threatened cancellation of policy if found guilty and received points.

Result: Plea entered without appearance of client to Unsafe Operation (39:4-97.2) (No Points) and Court entered Civil Reservation sealing plea so it could not be used in a civil proceeding.


2005: DMV Hearing – Client sent Notice of Scheduled Suspension for 180 days for being involved in an accident at a time his license was suspended.

Result: Attorney convinced Division of Motor Vehicles not to suspend client at all.


2004: Municipal Court -Pennsylvania Client charged with Driving While Revoked for suspension due to DWI. Potential Penalty was $1,500 fine, 10 to 90 days in jail, and 1 ½ year loss of license.

Result: Attorney challenged adequacy of proofs on out of state suspension and charge was amended to Unlicensed Driver ($200 fine, no suspension, no jail).


2004: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Revoked (39:3-40) (2nd offense), No Insurance on a Motor Vehicle(39:6B-2), Obstruction of Traffic, and Failure to Inspect. Potential penalties were year and a half license suspension.

Result: Amended to Failure to Produce Documents (No Points, No Suspension). Pled Guilty to Obstruction of Traffic and Failure to Inspect (No Points).


2004: Municipal Court – Client involved in motor vehicle accident charged with Careless Driving (39:4-97) (2 point violation).

Result: Amended to Unsafe Operation (39:4-97.2) (no points) and record sealed.


2004: Municipal Court – Client charged with speeding (70 in 50 mph zone) (4 points), Failure to signal lane change (2 points), Failure to wear Seatbelt, and Improper Display of License Plate.

Result: Speeding charge amended to Unsafe Operation (no points), Failure to Signal dismissed, guilty plea to Seatbelt and Improper Display. $250.00 fine. No Points to client.


2004: Municipal Court – Client charged in road rage incident with Assault (2C:12-1(a)) and Careless Driving.

Result: Assault charge amended to Boro Ordinance ($1000 fine) and Careless Driving dismissed. No criminal record for client. No motor vehicle points.


2004: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving Without Insurance (39:6B-2) (facing one year loss of license).

Result: Amended to 39:2-29 Failure to Produce Insurance Card. $150 fine. No license suspension.


2004: Division of Motor Vehicles Hearing – Appeal on behalf of Client given one year suspension for two separate incidents of driving while license suspended.

Result: 60 day suspension.


2003: Municipal Court – Client charged with Speeding 85 mph in a 65 mph zone (4 points).

Result: Amended to 39:4-97.2 Unsafe Operation (No Points).


2003: Municipal Court – Client charged with motor vehicle offense of Following too Closely (5 points).

Result: Unsafe Operation (no points)


2003: Federal Court – Fort Monmouth – Client charged with Speeding (73 in a 35) in Sandy Hook National Park.

Result: Amended to 54 in a 35 under 35CFR4:21(c). No Points.


2003: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Revoked/Suspended, Careless Driving, Out of State Touring Privileges Revoked, Failure to Exhibit Drivers License, Failure to Exhibit Registration.

Result: Driving While Revoked/Suspended amended to Unlicensed Driver, Guilty on Careless Driving, All other charges dismissed. No license suspension, $350 fine.


2003: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Revoked/Suspended and Careless Driving (2 points).

Result: Revoked amended to Unlicensed Driver ($172 fine, no suspension) and Unsafe Operation (no points).


2003: DMV Hearing – Driver with 17 points given 120 day proposed suspension by DMV.

Result: Reduced to 30 day suspension.


2002: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Revoked.

Result: Unlicensed Driver (no suspension).


2002: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Revoked (3rd Offense).

Result: Unlicensed Driver (no suspension, no jail).


2002: Municipal Court – Client charged with Driving While Revoked (3rd Offense).

Result: Dismissed


2002: Municipal Court – Client charged with No Insurance and Driving While Revoked (2nd Offense).

Result: Unlicensed Driver and Failure to Exhibit Documents. No Suspension, no jail.


2002: Municipal Court – Client charged with Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle.

Result: Conditional Discharge. No criminal record, no loss of drivers license.


2002: Superior Court – Client charged with 2nd Degree Criminal Offense of Eluding a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle and Driving While Suspended. Plea Offer from Prosecutor – 5 Year State Prison Sentence.

Result: Prosecutor joins in application and Client accepted into Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI). No imprisonment, no criminal record.


2001: Superior Court – Client charged with Eluding Police in a Motor Vehicle (2nd Degree Offense). While being represented by Public Defender had agreed to a 3 year State Prison Sentence.

Result: Re-opened Plea Negotiation – received Probation.


2001: Municipal Court – Client Charged with Careless Driving and Operating Without Permission.

Result: Operating without licensed driver in car. No Points.


2001: Municipal Court – Client Charged with Driving While Revoked (3rd Offense) and Speeding.

Result: Plea to speeding and to Unlicensed Driver. No license suspension, no jail.

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*While all of these results were actually obtained by Randolph H. Wolf in the Municipal Courts and Superior Courts of the State of New Jersey, the success in these cases does not guarantee a similar success in any future case. Clients names have been removed to protect their privacy. Due to the delay in posting these cases to this web site some cases may actually have taken place in the year before their posting date as it appears above.

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