If you get a New Jersey moving violation and decide to fight it in court, your only hope may be that the police officer that issued you the ticket does not show up and the judge dismisses the citation for lack of prosecution. While this may theoretically be true, it rarely occurs.
Why Will Your Ticket Not Be Dismissed?
In order for the prosecution to prove its case, it needs its witness police officer to testify in court. If the prosecution cannot prove its case, the case should be dismissed for lack of prosecution. However, in the majority of cases, the judge will not go to this length to dismiss the case.
Prosecutors know that police officers can be reprimanded if the citation that they issued is dismissed for lack of prosecution. As such, they will come up with just about any excuse as to why the officer did not appear in court and to ask the judge for an adjournment. Moreover, most judges willingly give such adjournments because they are also aware of the officer’s predicament. But while it may be hard to have your traffic ticket dismissed for lack of prosecution, it is not impossible with the help of an experienced New Jersey traffic ticket attorney.
Got a Ticket? Call Us Today!
If you received a speeding ticket in New Jersey, you should call the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404 to schedule a free consultation with one of our New Jersey traffic ticket attorneys.
We have offices in Elizabeth, North Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey to serve you. Mr. Matrafajlo has the experience in New Jersey courts that you need. He has been recognized locally for his legal ability and named a SuperLawyers Rising Star by his peers. Dan has the experience needed to fight your traffic violations to avoid the negative consequences on your driving record.