Out of State Driver with New Jersey Tickets Lawyer
Unfortunately, it remains a common misconception that traffic tickets received when driving out of state will not follow you home. If you are an out of state driver with NJ tickets, it is extremely likely that your home state will apply the applicable penalties to your driving record.
“But,” you may ask, “why would your home state care about tickets received aboard?” Well, because an agreement termed the Driver License Compact (DLC) in which 44 states and Washington D.C. have agreed to exchange information concerning both license suspensions and traffic violations of out-of-state drivers. Before you begin scouring the internet to see if your state is one of the six not bound by the DLC, understand that the few states who are not a part of the compact have all made similar agreements, and that all 50 states share information regarding traffic matters. The result is that you will need to address any traffic violations or license suspensions, regardless of where they were issued.
What Do I Do if I Received a NJ Ticket, but Do Not Live in New Jersey?
Your options here are limited. You can either pay the ticket, or retain counsel to contest the matter. If you are an out of state driver with NJ tickets, you should contact The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to help you resolve your traffic issues. You will need a local attorney and with offices in both Philadelphia and Trenton. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are geographically well-positioned to assist you in any New Jersey court.
Due to the complexity of the way which states handle out of state traffic matters, it would be in your best interest to contact an attorney to assist you both in contesting the ticket or suspension and researching how your home state will handle specific violations. For instance, a ticket in New Jersey for speeding 20 mph over the speed limit may carry different penalties than your home state of Florida, Alabama, or California. We can delve into the legalities on your behalf, in order to best advise you on the most prudent course of action.
So if you are an out of state driver with NJ tickets, do not hesitate; call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to help you resolve any and all NJ traffic matters. We offer free consultations. Call us at 609-775-9567 (Trenton Office).
This content was written on behalf of an experienced Philadelphia auto accident attorney Greg Prosmushkin.