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Yes, a plea deal may be possible, especially given that he has no other offenses. When he gets to court and checks in, he needs to tell them that he wishes to speak to the prosecutor. Once he works out a deal with the prosecutor, he'll wait for the case to be called. The paperwork will be handed to the judge, who will again go over whatever deal he worked out, and ask him a few questions (e.g., did he agree to this voluntarily, is he under the influence of drugs or alcohol, does he have a mental illness, etc). He then goes and pays the fee. A person can plea down their points two times in 5 years under NJ law.If he can't pay the fees all at once (and NJ will hit him hard with surcharges and a penalty) -- and sometimes, pleading down a ticket results in a higher fine, too --he should ask if he can pay the fee over time. That's usually not a problem and the court will set up a payment plan. He just needs to make sure he makes all payments on schedule, because if he doesn't the court can issue a warrant for his arrest.He can go to traffic school in New Jersey and the DMV will erase two points on his record. Here’s a list of accredited defensive driving programs in New Jersey. Some you can do online, and some cost as little as $27.If you need clarification about my answer or additional information, please use the SEND or REPLY button to continue our conversation. Your satisfaction is my goal and I am here to help!Please remember to kindly leave a positive rating for me by clicking on the stars, as that is the only way experts are paid for their time even though you may have already paid a deposit to the site. Follow-up questions asked in this thread do not cost anything additional after leaving a positive rating. Thank you!
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