Lawyered Up

Last week I was driving a bit fast on the Parkway and got zapped by a State Trooper – 80 in a 55 = a $220 fine and four points, apparently. Which is not too cool. After getting some free advice from one of the guys at Hackensack, I’m going to show up in court and try to pay down the points.

So I got over to mom’s to pick up some mail and say hi – and I find I have no fewer than nine letters from lawyers offering their assistance in the case. It seems that the “Open Public Records Act (NJSA 47:1A-1) shows that [I] have been charged for violating NJSA 39:4-98.29 (Exceeding By 25-29mph) in the Clifton County Municipal Court.” These guys obviously troll the public records looking for new clients, which, in my humble opinion, doesn’t exactly recommend them as outstanding lawyers.

All these attorneys offer free consultations, but also make it clear that they accept ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS. Thanks, but I don’t think so.

3 thoughts on “Lawyered Up”

  1. I have the same problem and have a court date of 9/8/08. Was it worth showing up in court?
    And, would a liar, I mean, lawyer have been helpful or did you do alright by yourself?

  2. If you already have a court date, then yes, you had better show up. Lawyer was unnecessary for me. I managed to save a little money, but the hassle wasn’t really worth it. You can read about the experience and judge for yourself. Next time, I’m just gonna pay the ticket.

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