Failure to obey direction of officer – NJSA 39:4-80
If you fail to follow direction from an officer that is directing traffic you will be issued a traffic ticket.
The NJ law: N.J.S.A. 39:4-80
The New Jersey law for Failure to Obey Direction of Officer provides: “When a traffic or police officer is stationed in a highway for the purpose of directing traffic, he may regulate and control traffic at that point, and all drivers of vehicles shall obey his orders and directions, notwithstanding anything contained in this article.”
NJ MVC points and penalties
If you are convicted of or plead guilty to Failure to Obey Direction of Officer, the Court has the discretion to imprison you up to 15 days in jail (39:4-203). The Court must fine you anywhere from $50 to $200 (39:4-203), court costs up to $33 (N.J.S.A. 22A:3-4) and a $6 assessment (N.J.S.A. 39:5-41).
The above listed fines must be doubled when the offense is in an area designated with a speed limit of 65 miles per hour (N.J.S.A. 39:4-98.6) or committed in an area of highway construction or repair or when committed in a designated safe corridor (N.J.S.A. 39:4-203.5).
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) documents any traffic violation by adding points to your NJ driving record whenever you’re convicted of a motor vehicle violation. Failing to obey the direction of an officer pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-80 will result in the addition of 2 points to your NJ driving record by the MVC.
The Law Firm of Richard Huizenga is here to help
Because getting a traffic ticket for failing to obey the direction of an officer can seriously effect your driving record, you should get an experienced New Jersey traffic ticket lawyer as soon as possible. Contact The Law Firm of Richard Huizenga who specializes in New Jersey traffic ticket law at (732) 500-4688 for a free consultation.