Easily Fight NJ Traffic Tickets and Win

Dispute Traffic Tickets Easily Fight NJ Traffic Tickets and Win

Dispute Your NJ Traffic Tickets in Minutes—Without a Lawyer

Don't pay your NJ traffic tickets without understanding the impact it can have on your life. Even if you didn't commit the alleged traffic violations, those New Jersey traffic tickets stay on your record and impact fines and other penalties for future violations. It can also present a financial hardship, with traffic ticket fines in New Jersey ranging from $54 for inadequate headlights to hundreds of dollars for reckless driving and thousands of dollars for alcohol and accident related offenses.

You have every right to dispute your traffic tickets, especially if you don't believe you committed the alleged violation or if the ticketing officer may have made a mistake. Many highway patrol officers and police departments are incentivized or expected to ticket drivers to earn revenue for the city.

It can be time-consuming and frustrating to plead not guilty to a traffic ticket, but it's worth it. When you dispute the ticket, you may be able to have it dismissed, or you could reduce the fine, and you can fight a traffic ticket without a lawyer.

Whether you're contesting a ticket in New Jersey, New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or anywhere in between, DoNotPay makes it simple and saves you time by filing the forms on your behalf.

Types of Traffic Tickets in New Jersey, Plus the Associated Fines and Points

Under the New Jersey points schedule, your license will be suspended if you receive 12 points. You get three points removed for every year you go without a violation. The risk of eventual license suspension plus the associated fines give you all the reason you need to dispute the ticket.

These are just a few of the traffic violations in New Jersey, along with the fines and points that are issued with the tickets. Keep in mind that points are only issued for moving violations—you may receive a fine for a parking ticket, for example, but you will not receive any points:

ViolationPointsFine
Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk2$230
Racing on the highway5up to $100 for first offense up to $200 for subsequent offenses
Failure to observe traffic signals2$85
Going the wrong way on a one-way street2$85
Improper passing in a no passing zone4$85
Speeding2-5$85-260 (depending on how far over the speed limit you were going)
Improper U-turn3$85
Leaving the scene of an accident involving injury8up to $5,000
Failure to wear a seatbelt0$46

How to Pay Your New Jersey Traffic Tickets

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission makes it easy to pay your parking and traffic tickets online, or you can pay by mail or in person at the court. This must be completed by the date mentioned on the ticket, or you could face additional penalties, including arrest.

  1. Online: Visit this website, choose "Pay Parking/Traffic Ticket" from the list, and follow the prompts to pay your fine.
  2. By Mail: Make a check or money order payable to the court listed on the ticket and mail it to that court.
  3. In Person: Visit the court listed on your ticket to pay the fine. You may want to call in advance to see which payment methods they accept.

In some cases, your violation may require a court appearance. If so, it will say so on the ticket.

Remember that paying the fine is to admit guilt and accept the points and the presence of this violation on your record. If you want to dispute the ticket, you will need to take additional steps.

How to Dispute Your New Jersey Traffic Ticket on Your Own

In New Jersey, tickets for certain offenses can be disputed online.

  1. Visit the NJMCdirect website
  2. Enter your ticket information and click "continue"
  3. Choose "Dispute" and follow the prompts to "Create an Account"

Depending on the court, you will have a certain time frame in which to respond to the prosecutor. If you do not respond, you'll get a new pay-by date, or you will need to contact the court to set a court date. In some cases, you may be able to make a Trial by Written Declaration with New Jersey's Plea by Mail form.

If you can't dispute the ticket online, you'll need to set a court date. There will be information on your ticket about how to proceed. This may involve contacting the court directly to plead not guilty and ask for a hearing. This is what typically happens next:

  • The prosecutor may offer you a deal, which could include reduced points or a reduced fine.
  • You can accept the deal and go to the judge, who may approve it or not.
  • Instead of accepting the deal, you can plead not guilty. Be ready to support your case with evidence that you did not commit the offense. This may include witnesses, your driving record, and more.
  • If you are found guilty after all, you will probably need to pay the fine immediately. If you cannot afford to do so, you may be able to set up a payment plan. Be ready to demonstrate the financial hardship you would face by paying the full fine all at once.
  • If you are found not guilty, you will not receive points or a fine, and the incident will not go on your record.

Going to court may require you to miss work, and it's a stressful experience. DoNotPay can help ease your anxiety and dispute the ticket on your behalf, without a lawyer and without going to court.

Use DoNotPay to Dispute Your NJ Traffic Tickets

The robot lawyers at DoNotPay have a history of successfully disputing traffic tickets—we've managed more than 200,000 of them, and we can help you, too. It's fast, easy, and eliminates the stress and uncertainty of dealing with lawyers and going to court.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Log-in to DoNotPay and go to the Ticket Disputes category. Select the correct product based on your traffic ticket.

     

  2. Upload a photo of your citation.

     

  3. Provide us with some details on why you believe the citation issued is a mistake.

     

  4. Select whether or not you want the letter mailed to the traffic ticket issuer on your behalf! 
  5. That's it! You'll receive an appeal letter that contains state vehicle codes to boost your case.

     

It's easy. Complete those five steps, then wait for a response to see if you've won your case. DoNotPay can help you dispute tickets in New Jersey, California, and anywhere else in the country, and it's just one of many ways we can make legal and financial issues more bearable for you.

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