Fighting Traffic Tickets in New Jersey – What You Should Know

Most New Jersey drivers will be stopped by the police at some point in their lives and issued citations. Many people simply pay the penalties imposed without considering whether they can or should offer a defense. Traffic tickets can cause increased insurance premiums, however, and people that receive multiple citations may lose their driving privileges. As such, people should know what they can do to fight traffic tickets. If you were cited for violating a motor vehicle law, it is advisable to speak with a knowledgeable New Jersey traffic ticket defense attorney to discuss your options.   Penalties Associated with New Jersey Traffic Tickets The penalties associated with traffic tickets vary in severity depending on the seriousness of the underlying offense. For example, citations for reckless driving can result in a fine of up to $200 for a first-time offense, and up to $500 for a subsequent violation. In some cases, [...]

Fighting Traffic Tickets in New Jersey – What You Should Know2021-08-26T13:49:10-04:00

Three Point Traffic Ticket New Jersey

NJ Three Point Traffic Ticket Attorney A majority of New Jersey issued moving violations carry what we commonly referred to as "points". These points attach to our driver's abstract and follow us around at Municipal Court, DMV and even with Car Insurance Providers. Excessive accumulation of motor vehicle points may result in yearly surcharges, increased insurance premiums and even a suspension of your driving privileges. Each ticket is assigned a numerical point value. In New Jersey, there or three (3) common types of moving violations that carry three points. These include: N.J.S.A. 39:4-115 Improper Turn at a Traffic Light, N.J.S.A. 39:4-123 Improper Right or Left Turn, and N.J.S.A. 39:4-125 Improper U-Turn. If you or someone you love have been issued a ticket for making an Improper Turn, contact an experienced traffic attorney today. With offices located throughout New Jersey, our team of attorneys, some of whom were prosecutors themselves, is well-equipped to handle your traffic matter. [...]

Three Point Traffic Ticket New Jersey2015-12-15T15:30:01-05:00

8 Point Ticket: Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Personal Injury

Points on Your License for Leaving the Scene of an Accident N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 There is only one ticket in New Jersey that carries eight (8) points. The ticket I am referring to is Leaving the Scene of an Accident, involving injury, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-129. In addition to the mandatory loss of license, the court fine up to $5,000 and the jail time, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will assess 8 points to your driver's license. Not only will these 8 points trigger yearly surcharges of at least of $200, but you may also face an additional period of license suspension for being a Persistent Violator (i.e. accumulation of points). Between the fines, the imprisonment and license suspension, Leaving the Scene of an Accident ticket is quite a handful. Most drivers are completely unaware of all these penalties. Moreover, this likely won't be the only ticket you receive, as police typically issue [...]

8 Point Ticket: Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Personal Injury2015-11-17T14:00:08-05:00

Four Point Traffic Tickets in New Jersey

Four (4) Point Tickets in New Jersey As most New Jersey Drivers are aware, a majority of our state's traffic violations carry the ancillary consequence/penalty known as motor vehicle points. Depending on the type of offense and the circumstances surrounding your charge, you could be facing anywhere between zero (0) and eight (8) points for any individual ticket. For the purposes of this blog, my focus will be on those New Jersey Traffic Tickets that carry four (4) points. These tickets include a variety of Improper Passing violations, Driving in an Unsafe Manner (where you have already used your prior two no point violations under this offense) and Speeding tickets (where your speed is at a rate between 15-29 miles over the posted speed limit). In addition to any fines an assessments issued by the municipal judge, you will also face insurance eligibility points which will raise your monthly premium, as [...]

Four Point Traffic Tickets in New Jersey2015-10-08T14:45:32-04:00