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can you send a copy of the ticket?
you can do that and attach to the thread using the paper clip icon
is the tint legal in NJ?
NY law on tint
Section 375 (12-a) of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law does not allow a windshield or front side windows that are dark.
A vehicle falls into one of these categories if it is labeled “Passenger Car” on the Federal ID label found on the left front door panel.
It is illegal to sell, offer for sale, or install glass that does not comply with this law. It is illegal to operate a vehicle with glass that does not comply with this law.
Unfortunately, in NYC these matters are handled in a TVB and not in a court and there is no plea bargaining. It is not a defense if you take the tint off after the fact. The judge will find you guilty or not guilty and impose a fine. Who knows maybe the cop won't show up and then the tickets will get dismissed. If not I believe each ticket is about $75. If you had the tint removed there might be a chance that the judge would reduce the amount you have to pay. Remember though, the only windows that tint is regulated on is the windshield and front two windows.
it does not carry points and is a total money grab for NYC
they issue more tint violations then speeding and failure to yield combined.
this is from 1935 that talks about using safety glass that all cars have used for the last 50 years
this one is not about tinting
the tinting statutes were passed much later
you can argue it but I do not think the court will buy the argument
you would have more luck getting a doctor to state that you needed the tint for a medical condition, not that that argument usually works either