A Summons for Failure to Keep Right in NJ (39:4-88 Or 39:4-83) will cost you two points on your license and can lead to the suspension of your license and increased insurance costs for the next 3 to 5 years. In addition if court appearance mandatory is checked you could go to jail!
This ticket is commonly given to CDL Truck Drivers who are not allowed to drive in the left hand lane on any highway or road with 2 or more lanes. However, sometimes it is given to anyone who stays in the left lane other than to pass a car. You are only allowed to be in the left hand lane of any roadway with two or more lanes to pass another car, it is not considered a driving lane. In addition, to the points associated with this ticket you could also receive up to 15 days in jail. (note that unless your offense involves an accident or other violations at the same time, or a mandatory court appearance it is rare, but possible for a judge to impose jail or suspend your license).
The Points associated with this ticket in NJ can cost you dearly on your insurance. For Insurance purposes it takes 3 years from the date of your violation/conviction for the points to be eliminated off your insurance. That is why a conviction for failure to keep or stay right should be fought with proper legal representation as the cost for representation is almost always much less than the increased insurance costs. Thus you benefit by saving money and keeping your record clean! We call that a Win Win situation for our clients.
For mandatory court appearance tickets in addition to possible jail the judge does have the discretion to suspend your license. If you lose your license either because you have accumulated too many points or because the judge feels that your violation warrants a suspension, you could lose your job, your house and all that is important to you! Don't go it alone we can help. Call our office at 1-800-9-RIGHTS or 732-257-5040 to setup a free in office consultation to find out how we can help you reduce or eliminate these penalties. You have rights, but you must know how to protect them our New Jersey Traffic Ticket Lawyers can do it for you.
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Under NJSA: 39:5-31: A judge may suspend the driving privileges of any person he/she deems to be guilty of a “willful violation” of the law. In simplified layman terms this means that, if the driver knew or should have known, what he/she was doing was illegal or improper, (example running a red light or speeding double the limit or 30mph or more over the limit etc.) the judge may issue a license revocation or suspension to that person even if the particular statute has no provision for a license suspension.
A suspension under 39:5-31 is generally only given by a judge when a ticket is either:
- Marked with a mandatory court appearance or
- When an accident occurs as a result of the ticketed persons actions or
- If the person has a bad past driving record. (points may go away over time, but the violation stays on your record for life)
Accordingly, If your ticket is marked mandatory court appearance, do not try to handle this ticket yourself, put the experience of Attorney Aalsberg to work for you to help reduce or eliminate any possible license suspension. Attorney Aalsberg has a 98%* Success rate to win, reduce or eliminate the penalties for all NJ traffic ticket charges.