Good Evening, I am a resident of New Jersey and received a traffic violation in Oregon for speeding: 74 in a 50. From what I've read, Oregon does not useda point system. Will points transfer over to NJ? Thanks!
Still trying to do research. I hear that automatically 2 points are issued for any out of state ticket, but apparently Oregon is not part of a certain compact.
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Question: Good Evening, I am a resident of New Jersey and received a traffic violation in Oregon for speeding: 74 in a 50. From what I've read, Oregon does not useda point system. Will points transfer over to NJ? Thanks!
Response: Unfortunately, yes, because Oregon is a member of Driver License Compact (“DLC”). A violation in Oregon makes it a violation in New Jersey, which uses a point system. So New Jersey would assess points for the violation eventhough Oregon may not. You would be assessed 4 points pursuant to New Jersey Revised Statutes Section 39:4–98:
Both Oregon and New Jersey are members of DLC, which is more onerous and punitive than Non-Resident Violator Compact (“NRVC”), which New Jersey is also a member of. The only difference between DLC and NRVC is that under NRVC, the driver would not be issued points or penalties on his or her license because of the violation in another State. However, as in a DLC, if the driver does not pay for the ticket received in another state, the driver's license would be suspended until the ticket is paid.
Thank you for your response. Could you please specify what exactly the non-resident violator compact is with Oregon not being a part of and does this at all pertain to my situation?
Thank you for your response. Could you please specify what exactly the non-resident violator compact is with Oregon not being a part of and does this at all pertain to my situation? Response 1: As previously explained, the NRVC (Non-Resident Violator Compact) works exactly the same way as the DLC (Driver License Compact). However, unlike DLC, you are not given points or penalized for violation in another state. However, if you fail to pay the ticket in question, then your Driver's license would be suspended. NRVC does not apply here since Oregon is not a part of the NRVC, but instead a part of DLC which makes your violation in Oregon a violation in New Jersey. Could it also be possible that my situation is considered a 39:5D-4 which constitutes a moving violation out of state for a total of 2 points? Response 2: It could be, but in abundance of caution, I went with Section 39:4–98.
If this is possible or not possible can a lawyer be contacted in Oregon to possibly plea down to unsafe driving.
Response 3: Yes, it is possible, but not a guarantee. It would be prudent to contact a local attorney, in Oregon, to help you deal with this. You can use the following sites to find local traffic law attorneys:
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