Traffic Violation Statute of Limitations in New Jersey
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Being convicted of a traffic offense could result in a fine, and points on your driver’s license and insurance. If you accumulate a certain number of points on your record, you could face the loss of your driving privileges. However, law enforcement has a set period, known as the statute of limitations, to issue a citation for an alleged offense. If that deadline passes and you are pursued for a violation, you might be able to have the case dismissed.
If you received a citation in the mail, contact a skilled lawyer to review the document and determine whether or not the statute of limitations has passed. I am Attorney Christopher G. Porreca, and I have 20 years of legal experience. When you retain my services, I will examine the traffic ticket you received and will fight to ensure your rights are protected.
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Specific Time Limits for Certain Offenses
For the most part, a traffic violation summons must be issued within 30 days of the infraction. However, specific offenses have later deadlines.
Under N.J.S.A. 39:5-3, complaints could be made to judges as follows:
Within 90 days for the following violations:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving while license suspended
- Driving a commercial vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance
- Refusing to take a breath sample
- Failing to stop for a school bus
Within 1 year after the commission of the offense for:
- Illegally securing a license plate
- Applying for a driver’s license during a suspension
- Falsifying information on a motor vehicle or driver’s license application, or on examination material
- Leaving the scene of an accident
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Many traffic citations can be successfully fought in court. Whether you received a ticket at the time of the alleged offense or in the mail, I will provide the defense you need to work toward getting the matter resolved.
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