Plead Not Guilty

This article will guide you through the steps you need to follow to plead not guilty and fight your NJ traffic ticket in New Jersey State.

In our previous article, we discussed the steps to pay NJ traffic ticket payment online. After that, some people have asked me if they are not guilty of the parking ticket charge and want to fight this offense.

If you have gotten a parking ticket recently in New Jersey then there are two possible scenarios for you. The first one is that you can pay your NJ traffic ticket by simply visiting www.njmcdirect.com online ticket payment portal. The second one is if you think that you are not guilty of the violation, then you can fight the offense by going to a municipal court.

NJMCDIRECT PLEAD NOT GUILTY

Fighting your ticket in court will decide whether you are guilty of the traffic violation or not. Even though the chances are thin, you must fight your tickets.

The biggest problem with accepting the ticket and paying the fine is that you will receive the points on your driving license. We all know what happens after we receive a certain point under our driving license. Eventually, the driving license will be canceled.

So, if you are one of those who already have some points on your DL and want to avoid more points, then you must fight to plead not guilty in NJ Municipal Court.

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If you’ve decided to fight your traffic ticket then read the below steps carefully and follow.

  • Check your traffic violation ticket that you got from an officer and understand why you got a ticket in the first place.
  • Your ticket contains date information. This date is critical as you can appeal only before the due date. So, do not forget the date.
  • Contact local county municipal court and setup a court court. If you do not know this procedure then contact an attorney.
  • Attend the court on the date or if you’ve given a date on the ticket itself then appear court on that day.
  • If you’ve any doubts in your mind then make sure to call the NJ court clerk. They will be happy to assist you with your ticket.
  • Before appearing in a court talk to the prosecutor and see if you can get a deal where you will be given fewer points than original offense points
  • If you still think that you can plead not guilty then you can appear in front of the Judge and raise your concerns. It’s a good idea to hire a lawyer.

You can find some good lawyers online.

That’s all about this topic. Feel free to ask any kind of question or give suggestions in the comments section below. Thank you so much for reading this far.

  1. Hi, I got a parking ticket, but I paid electronically on the Princeton parking app.

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  2. I got pulled over for a tent on my side windows. I do not have a tent on my windshield. I have 25% on the back. The officer wrote a ticket for obstruction of the wind shield for vision. I’m unable to get into the system to plead not guilty. I don’t see a court date on the ticket. Only small time to pay before such date. That date is on a weekend, and I really don’t know what to do besides show up at the courthouse house on Monday.

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  3. I‘m a young Lady from Germany that just tot Go the united states. Yesterday i was in Morristown and got a ticket for parking the wrong way. But I couldn’t understand the signs. I asked a police officer and he said I can plea of not guilty and that is what I wanna do. It will not happen again!

    Thank you so much for the understanding

    Chiara Chabalowitz

    Vehicle make: Toyota
    Color: grey
    Body type: jeep
    License plate: ZZF2**
    Plate State: NJ

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  4. Good Morning. Pleading Not Guilty For This Parking Ticket Not Only Was It Raining, My Meter Ran Out And My Handicap Tag Was In View. I’m Requesting A Court Day In Person If Possible.

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    • Hi Tracy, You need to call your county municipal office phone number or visit court and schedule a hearing.

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  5. I’ve received a ticket for overtime parking (ticket # 230369). I paid on the park mobile app and have proof that I paid for the parking. Need advice as to where I send the appropriate documents.

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    • Contact NJ Municipal court office once and they will guide you.

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  6. So nothing on this site is working from phone. The dispute button brings you to a page that does work.

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  7. Hello good afternoon! I received a parking ticket in Newark, because I paid until 13.40 and I went to immigration, got there I had court and leave there at 16 hours and I couldn’t get the car before, then my car was removed and I gave it a fine, how do I pay without having to go to court?

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  8. I’m getting an error message when I try to enter my information.
    This email gives me an error message.
    I need to check the status of my case.

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  9. I’d like to fight my ticket. The stop was unlawful. The officers reasoning for the stop was because i had a broken taillight which was a lie & then I got a ticket for “failure to notify the dmv of address change”

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  10. Dear Sir/Ma’am,
    I, Suresh Bhattarai, parked my car at 213 Washington St. Hoboken at 9:25 AM, 07/22/2022 and was in the process of making a payment at the parking meter when I was issued a parking violation by PEO C. Rawlins.
    I had to wait at the parking meter for people in front of me to make payments, and by the time I got back to my car with the proof of payment, the enforcement officer had already issued me a parking violation, and would not listen to why I was delayed in returning to the car with the proof of payment. The officer brushed me off by saying “I don’t care”.
    I request you to examine the proof of purchase attached with this email and cancel the parking violation, as I was doing the right thing, but was delayed by events out of my control.
    Sincerely,
    Suresh Bhattarai
    1683 Gates Ave. #3R
    Ridgewood NY
    11385

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  11. I was heading south on the 95 New Jersey turnpike in the center lane. I saw two box trucks in the right and center lanes. From what it looked like to me, one of the box trucks was trying to signal the other truck about something. And they were slowing down. So I made sure that there was nothing coming in the other lane. Then I moved over, went around them, and got right back in the center lane. then I looked in my mirror. The trooper was there, pulling me over. I want to fight this ticket.

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  12. I was on Rt. 9 in Freehold taking the jug handle and I was given a ticket for rolling really slow past the stop sign. There was a van on my left that was gonna make a left turn and wasn’t proceeding so I was on the right waning to make a right and I couldn’t see around his van.

    so I had to creep up and see if it was safe for me to make the right turn, it was clear so I proceeded. I was barely moving.

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    • Hey Paul, We only provide information here. I’m sorry we can not help you. This is not the official channel.

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  13. I received a non registered vehicle ticket. I had no idea it expired. I’ve since registered the vehicle. The officer advised me as long as I took care of the registration. That would be acceptable to the court

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  14. Soery I have tried to request a court date to plea not guilty for my ticket. Every avenue I have taken online even after a second phone call, has failed me
    Please help me

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    • Sorry to hear that Kerry. Unfortunately, NJ Municipal helpline sucks. I think you have to hire a lawyer.

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  15. On this date of 01/06/2021 I would like to Plead Not Guilty. I was parked next to my house when I found myself with a ticket for a violation of no parking at all times. However my block has no sign of a No Parking All Times sign and can prove in which there isn’t. I always park my car next to my house and occasionally I get a ticket. I always make sure to park on the right side during street cleaning and never should have an issue with parking next to my house. I pay the meters, I park in the correct spaces, I follow street cleaning days. I should not be getting a $55 ticket for regularly parking my car yet no one else has received one. I work hard everyday and I don’t even have money to pay for tickets. I barely make it to paying my car insurance and bills in general. I plead not guilty and ask to appear in court.

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  16. Hi, I received a ticket yesterday saying Overtime Parking Prohibited 1st Thru 5th Offense at 6:29p.m. I just parked my car at 6:22 p.m in the parking spot allotted to park vehicles and i have my parking ticket which has the time from 6:22 p.m to 7:22 p.m. This is absolutely insane as this is waste of my time and for not being guilty. To avoid going to court i have to pay the fine and plea i’m guilty? Why dont these officials check records for who has been parked and when they parked before even printing tickets. My parking ticket was for an hour which is $1.25 and the ticket they issued is $25. So if im not guilty i have to go to court on a working day so i loose $60/hr. Does anyone have any suggestions? I dont see any plead not guilty online where i can submit my valid parking ticket which is not overtime at all.

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  17. I want to postpone my court date which is on August 23rd 2021
    Ticket#001017

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  18. Hello,

    I received a vehicle ticket with no municipal court number. I have no idea how to pay this. I was given two tickets, one saying reading 7/19 (given this happened yesterday on 7/24, so this is very confusing to me) and the other reading standing 7/21. How do I pay this with no municipal court number?

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  19. Good Morning, I Would like to plead Guilty to a non moving violation . if so i can also be reached @ 856 426 1964,

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  20. Hi there-
    I tried calling the number provided on my ticket, but it led me to answer machines. I am trying to plead not guilty and would like some guidance on how I should do so. I spoke to an officer I saw locally before I parked my car in the spot where I was located and still received a ticket the next morning. So I would like to dispute this matter or make a payment plan for it.

    ALSO- it is not even showing on my ticket my court date, please I need assistance on how to find that or even online to address this. I do not need a warrant out for my arrest simply for miscommunication. Perhaps Hoboken should invest in town work where they repaint proper lines near sidewalks before just handing out tickets to people. I lived in NJ my entire life and never gotten a ticket for the location I parked in.

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  21. I was in the highway and I was cut off and in order to avoid the car in front of me I went to the side of the road and hit a wood pole.
    I did not hit anyone other trying to avoid the car that cut me. Anyone can advise how can I address this without having to get points in my DL

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  22. Received a parking ticket for Head On Parking.
    I have pictures around my parked area and there’s no sign stating this parking rule. I was at the beach and I didn’t want to unload my beach items in the street side.

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  23. I was given a ticket for no front plate. I explained to the officer my situation with the DMV and how it took 5 months and I had just received the number plate. I was told if I plead not guilty the ticket would be thrown out.

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    • Yes, James. You can do that NJ Municipal Court.

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  24. I have received tickets in the state of New Jersey from someone using my name and I’m from Baltimore MD. How do I dispute this matter?

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    • Hey Ayoka, You must contact an Attorney.

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  25. I have several parking tickets of which I want to strongly refute and challenge in front of a judge. Thus, I am innocent of the bogus charge and have the proof to support my meritorious claim. Please contact me at 201 208 7697 Thank you kindly.

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  26. My name is Derek Walker .Need help finding tickets in me name and plead not guilty and pay them on a payment plan.

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  27. I am from north Carolina and trying to plead not guilty to a ticket.

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  28. The Vehicle came here 12:41pm and i wasn’t in the house so when i came i saw that it was clean so i park my car infront of my house and the police officer came 1:16pm he doesnt know that it has clean and i was in my room when i went out i saw i have ticket on my car and i dont understand why the police gave me a ticket. Thank You

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  29. I have a ticket and I want to plead not guilty, can you help me?.

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  30. I am a NJ Resident. I recieve a ticket for blocking a crosswalk which was not blocked. I have pictures taken of the crosswalk and my neighbor vehicle which was directly across from mines. He did not get a ticket. My vehicle was ticketed by Discrimination because I have a Rental from Enterprise Rental to Get back and forthe to work. I am an Essential worker with NYC Transit. This is the 2nd time this has happened tho the last vehicle had Connecticut plates. Thia area is crowded with vehicles parked at bus stops and fire hydrants with NJ plates and have gotten NO ticket. I would like to plead guilty to ticket #202301. I have witness and photos to support my Plea. No one is answering the phone number listed on summon. What should I do next.?

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  31. I would like to fight my ticket but I cannot go to court because it is closed due to the corona virus.

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  32. How do you Plead NOT Guilty? The courts are currently closed and ticket must be paid by 6/8/2020. I am a NYC Resistance. I am was not aware of parking 50 feet from STOP sign.

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    • Consult an attorney.

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