If I go to court and plead not guilty to a failure to maintain lane ticket, will they bring up the fact that I had alcohol and weed in my car and charge me with that?

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If I go to court and plead not guilty to a failure to maintain lane ticket, will they bring up the fact that I had alcohol and weed in my car and charge me with that?

I got pulled over on a highway for failure to maintain lane. They then smelt weed in my car searched it and found a bottle of opened alcohol and a really small amount of weed but then they just took the alcohol and weed gave me my ticket and told me to leave.

Asked on September 17, 2012 under Criminal Law, New Jersey

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you go to court, it could be brought up by the ticketing officer if the officer shows up to court. You can avoid the possibility of that issue altogether by simply paying the ticket and see if you qualify for traffic school so it doesn't show up on your insurance.


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