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The box for "court appearance is required" is checked. If

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The box for "court appearance is required" is checked. If the driver is willing to admit guilt and pay the fine, what is the purpose of a court date? What should the driver be expected to do at court? The citation is unauthorized use of a placard in NJ
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Samuel-II replied 1 year ago.


Yes. IF that box is checked then you are mandated to appear. As I stated, the legislature tried to take the fine to max $5000 and so this is a very serious offense. It is one in which a judge will need to admonish you in person. And that is why it is a mandated court appearance.

Expert:  Samuel-II replied 1 year ago.

But you can try the link to pay online as I provided in one of your other open questions. And if you can pay online, then verify with the clerk of the court that your hearing is cancelled.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK thanks again Sam. I rate you 5 stars. Please use this message for credit.
Expert:  Samuel-II replied 1 year ago.

Thanks very much again. Good luck with everything.