New Jersey Obstructed Windshield Traffic Lawyer

Obstructed windshield violations are one of the most common “add on” tickets cited in NJ.  They are usually added for just two reasons; just to give a defendant more tickets, and as a justification for pulling someone over in the first place.  Most of the time, these tickets refer to silly things, such as an EZ-Pass, Air Freshener, or a Cross hanging from the rearview mirror.  The fines for this ticket are minimal, but it is overwhelmingly accompanied by companion tickets. As such, it is always a good idea to contact a NJ Traffic Lawyer before going into court.  Call today for a free consultation with an Obstructed Windshield Attorney.

What are the Penalties?

The penalty for an Obstructed Windshield in NJ is merely a small fine, and you will usually pay no more than $100 including court costs.  This ticket ordinarily accompanies numerous other tickets, which all must be dealt with at the same time.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I have a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License), how do NJ traffic tickets affect me?

Cell phone violations generally won’t hurt CDL driver’s more than regular drivers.  This depends upon what ticket / summons you were cited, however.  As a CDL driver, it is important to note that even certain driving offenses committed while driving your personal vehicle, can affect your commercial driver’s license; this is especially so with Drug and DUI / DWI charges.  

For a fuller listing of penalties related to certain NJ traffic offenses for CDL drivers, see here.

I wasn’t actually on the phone or even touching my phone, how do I fight the charge?

These tickets are extraordinarily hard to fight.  The only proof generally available is call records from your phone company, screen shots of your phone showing no texts or calls were made in the time in question, and testimony by a defendant themselves.  Unfortunately, our legal system is set up where Judges generally believe a police officers testimony over a defendants, even when these proofs are presented to the Court.  Nevertheless, our Cell Phone Ticket Lawyers have great success in keeping you safe from some of the consequences of a NJ cell phone ticket.

What am I allowed to use my cell phone for while driving?

According to the statute, you are essentially not allowed to have anything but registration stickers in between you and the windshield. 

The following is a copy of New Jersey’s Obstructed Windshield Law, N.J.S.A. 39:3-74:

Every motor vehicle having a windshield shall be equipped with at least one device in good working order for cleaning rain, snow or other moisture from the windshield so as to provide clear vision for the driver, and all such devices shall be so constructed and installed as to be operated or controlled by the driver.

No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any sign, poster, sticker or other non-transparent material upon the front windshield, wings, deflectors, side shields, corner lights adjoining windshield or front side windows of such vehicle other than a certificate or other article required to be so displayed by statute or by regulations of the commissioner.

No person shall drive any vehicle so constructed, equipped or loaded as to unduly interfere with the driver's vision to the front and to the sides.

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