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(NJSA 39:4-97) - Careless Driving in New Jersey

Penalties for Careless Driving in New Jersey

Points: Two points are assessed on your NJ license if you get a conviction for careless driving.

Fine: Fines range between $50 and $200 if you’re convicted of careless driving in New Jersey.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

Surcharge: If you get six points or more on your license in New Jersey over three years must pay a surcharge.
This fee is separate from the fine & court costs.
This surcharge is paid to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).

Please note: A point-induced surcharge costs $150.

Auto insurance increase: If you get a careless driving conviction in New Jersey, your insurance can go up.

Jail time: It rarely happens but you may face up to15 days in jail if you are convicted of careless driving.
This depends on the judge and the specific facts of your case.

This is where you may want to get a traffic lawyer.

(NJSA 39:4-97) Reckless Driving in New Jersey

Penalties for Reckless Driving in New Jersey

Points: Five points are assessed on your NJ license if you get a conviction for reckless driving.

Fine: Fines range between $50 and $200 if you’re convicted of reckless driving in New Jersey. A second offense may result in a fine between $100 and $500.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

Surcharge: If you get six points or more on your license in New Jersey over three years must pay a surcharge. This fee is separate from the fine & court costs. This surcharge is paid to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).

Please note: A point-induced surcharge costs $150.

Auto insurance increase: If you get a reckless driving conviction in New Jersey, your insurance can go up.

Jail time: It rarely happens but you may face 60 days in jail if you are convicted of reckless driving. If it is your second offense you may face up to 90 days in jail.

This depends on the judge and the specific facts of your case.

Retaining a traffic lawyer is a good idea.

(NJSA 39:4-98) Speeding in New Jersey

So, you got a ticket for speeding. The ticket says you were going 90 in a 55. In addition to a fine, you are facing five points on your license, and maybe even jail time. It does not look good. You may want to consider hiring a lawyer to help you.

Driving over the speed limit is taken seriously in New Jersey. And the faster you are driving, the more serious are the penalties. If you plead guilty or are found guilty after a trial, you will pay a fine and court costs, have points placed on your license, and possibly have your driver’s license suspended, and even be ordered to serve jail time.

And if the violation was on a roadway where the speed limit is 65 miles per hour, and in a construction zone or safe corridor, the fines are double.

The Motor Vehicle Commission of New Jersey (MVC) attaches either two, four, or five points to speeding tickets.:

If you are driving 1 to 14 miles per hour above the speed limit, your ticket will carry 2 points.

If you are driving 15 to 29 miles per hour above the speed limit, your ticket will carry 4 points.

If you are driving 30 or more miles per hour above the speed limit, your ticket will carry 5 points.

Points matter because if you get too many points on your license, you will pay a surcharge to the MVC, your driving privileges will be suspended, and your insurance rates may go up.

If you get six points or more on your license in New Jersey over three years you must pay a surcharge. This fee is separate from any fine or court costs. And if you get twelve or more points on your license in a two year period, your license will be suspended.

Besides any fines and points, courts may impose up to 15 days in jail following a conviction for speeding, and/or suspend your license.

We know the court system, and how best to handle these matters. Give us a call or fill out a FREE Consultation form.

(NJSA 39:6B-2) Driving in New Jersey without Insurance

Penalties for Driving Without Insurance in New Jersey

First Offense:

Fine: Fines range between $300 and $1,000 if you’re convicted of driving without insurance in New Jersey.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

Loss of License: One year loss of driving privileges from the date of conviction.

Second Offense:

Fine: If you are convicted for a second or subsequent offense of driving without insurance your fine will be up to $5,000.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

Loss of License: Two years loss of driving privileges from the date of conviction for a second or subsequent conviction.

Jail time: If you are convicted for a second or subsequent offense of driving without insurance you will be sentenced to 14 days in jail.

Community Service: If you are convicted for a second or subsequent offense of driving without insurance you will be sentenced to 30 days community service.

Additional penalties:

Surcharge: If you are convicted of driving without insurance in New Jersey you must pay a $250 surcharge year for three years. This fee is separate from the fine & court costs. This surcharge is paid to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).

Auto insurance increase: If you are convicted for driving without insurance in New Jersey, your insurance can go up.

(NJSA 39:3-40) Driving While Suspended in New Jersey

Penalties for Driving While Suspended in New Jersey

First Offense:

Fine: Fine is $500 if you’re convicted of driving while suspended in New Jersey.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

Loss of License: your license will be suspended up to 6 months from the date of conviction.

Second Offense:

Fine: If you are convicted for a second offense of driving while suspended your fine will be $750.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

Loss of License: your license will be suspended up to 6 months from the date of conviction.

Jail time: If you are convicted for a second offense of driving while suspended you will be sentenced from 1 to 5 days in jail.

Third Offense:

Fine: If you are convicted for a third or subsequent offense of driving while suspended your fine will be $1,000.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

Loss of License: your license will be suspended up to 6 months from the date of conviction.

Jail time: If you are convicted for a third or subsequent offense of driving while suspended you will be sentenced to 10 days in jail.

Warning! In addition to the penalties above, you will be subject to “enhanced” penalties if your license is suspended for driving while intoxicated, or for driving without insurance, or a number of other reasons. These enhanced penalties can include mandatory  jail sentences of up to 6 months,  up to a 30 month license suspension, and additional fines.

Additional penalties:

Vehicle Registration: Depending on the circumstances your vehicle registration may also be suspended.

Surcharge: If you are convicted of driving while suspended in New Jersey you must pay a $250 surcharge year for three years. This fee is separate from the fine & court costs. This surcharge is paid to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).

Auto insurance increase: If you are convicted for driving while suspended in New Jersey, your insurance can go up.

 

(NJSA 39:4-49.1) Drug Possession in a Motor Vehicle

Penalties for Drug/Controlled Dangerous Substance Possession by an Operator of a Motor Vehicle in New Jersey?

Loss of License: If you are convicted of driving a motor vehicle while knowingly having drugs in your possession or drugs in your car, you will lose your driving privileges for two years from the date of conviction.

Fine: If you’re convicted your fine will be not less than $50.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

Auto insurance increase: If you get convicted for operating a motor vehicle while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance in New Jersey, your insurance can go up.

Note: This ticket is usually accompanied by a criminal complaint for Drug Possession like marijuana.
Drug convictions ruin lives. If you get a drug conviction, you will not be able to get a job and you may get kicked out of school. Call us now, we’re here to protect you.

For more on Drug Defense, click here.

(NJSA 39:8-18) Affixing an inspection approval sticker without a reinspection

Penalties for affixing an inspection sticker without a reinspection in New Jersey

Fine: First offense fines range between $1,000 and $1,500. Subsequent offense fines range between $2,000 and $3,500.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

License suspension: If convicted of NJSA 39:8-18 your driver’s license will be suspended for a period of at least one year but not more than three. If convicted of a second or subsequent time, your license will be permanently revoked.

This is where you may want to get a traffic lawyer. You may benefit from having someone who knows the system and has the talent to enable you to keep your license.

(NJSA 39:8-1) Failure to Inspect in New Jersey

Penalties for Failure to Inspect in New Jersey

Fine: The fines for failure to inspect your vehicle range between $100 and $200.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

Jail time: It rarely happens but you may face up to 30 days in jail if you are failure to inspect.
This depends on the judge and the specific facts of your case.

2-Point Tickets in New Jersey

Nobody likes getting a traffic ticket. After all, when you get a ticket, you lose money. Not only do you get a fine, but you get points on your license.

So, what are points?
The Motor Vehicle Commission of New Jersey (MVC) has a system that attaches different points to different violations.
Most violations will carry either two, four, or five points.
The more serious violations carry more points.
Some common two-point tickets include:

39:4-36       Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk

39:4-57       Failure to observe the direction of an officer

39:4-81       Failure to observe traffic signals

39:4-82       Failure to keep right

39:4-85.1    Wrong way on a one-way street

39:4-88       Failure to observe traffic lanes

39:4-97       Careless driving

39:4-127     Improper backing or turning in street

39:4-144     Failure to stop or yield

Points matter because if you get too many points on your license, you will pay a surcharge to the MVC, your driving privileges will be suspended, and your insurance rates may go up. If you get six points or more on your license in New Jersey over three years you must pay a surcharge. This fee is separate from any fine or court costs. And if you get twelve or more points on your license in a two year period, your license will be suspended.

When you hire us, we look at all the possible defenses to the charge. Every case is different.
For example, judges look at things like your age; is your license a commercial driver’s license or a regular driver’s license; was the interaction between you and the officer courteous; your driving history (driver’s abstract).

In court, we meet with the prosecutor, and vigorously argue on your behalf. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Kevin Brown has experience prosecuting municipal court matters, including traffic tickets. He knows how prosecutors think.

As defense counsel, he has been to courts in every county in New Jersey. We know the court system, and how best to handle these matters. Our objective is to get the best possible result for you.

(NJSA 39:4-144) Failure to Stop or Yield in New Jersey

Penalties for Failure to Stop or Yield in New Jersey

Points: Two points are assessed on your NJ license if you get a conviction for failure to stop at a stop sign or yield at a yield sign.

Fine: Fines range between $50 and $200 if you’re convicted of failure to stop or yield.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

Surcharge: If you get six points or more on your license in New Jersey over three years must pay a surcharge. This fee is separate from the fine & court costs. This surcharge is paid to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).

Please note: A point-induced surcharge costs $150.

Auto insurance increase: If you get a failure to stop at a stop sign or yield at a yield sign conviction in New Jersey, your insurance can go up.

Jail time: It rarely happens but you may face15 days in jail if you are convicted of failure to stop or yield.
This depends on the judge and the specific facts of your case.

Remember: A “rolling stop” is not a “complete stop”. The law requires a driver to come to a “complete stop” at a stop sign. I know you might be in a hurry, but the cop will not care that you are late for your appointment.

Racing on a Highway in New Jersey

Penalties for Racing on a Highway in New Jersey

Points: Two points are assessed on your NJ license if you get a racing on a highway conviction for careless driving.

Fine: For a first offense, fines range between $25 and $100 if you’re convicted of racing on a highway in New Jersey. For a second offense, the fines range between $100 and $200.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

Surcharge: If you get six points or more on your license in New Jersey over three years must pay a surcharge. This fee is separate from the fine & court costs. This surcharge is paid to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).

Please note: A point-induced surcharge costs $150.

Auto insurance increase: If you get a racing on a highway conviction in New Jersey your insurance can go up.

Suspended License: If you are convicted of racing on a highway the court may suspend your driver’s license.

This is where you may want to get a traffic lawyer.

5-Point Tickets in New Jersey

So, you got a ticket. You go online and see that it carries five points. You ask, what do five points mean to me?

The Motor Vehicle Commission of New Jersey (MVC) has a system that attaches different points to different violations. Most violations will carry either two, four, or five points. The more serious violations carry more points. Some common five point tickets include:

39:4-52       Racing on highway

39:4-84       Failure to pass to right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction

39:4-89       Tailgating   

39:4-96       Reckless driving

39:4-98       Speeding by 30 mph or more over the speed limit

39:4-128.1  Improper passing of school bus

39:4-97       Careless driving

39:4-127     Improper backing or turning in street

39:4-144     Failure to stop or yield

Points matter because if you get too many points on your license, you will pay a surcharge to the MVC, your driving privileges will be suspended, and your insurance rates may go up. If you get six points or more on your license in New Jersey over three years you must pay a surcharge. This fee is separate from any fine or court costs. And if you get twelve or more points on your license in a two year period, your license will be suspended.

When you hire us, we look at all the possible defenses to the charge. A lot plays into how your case is resolved. For example, your age; is your license a commercial driver’s license or a regular driver’s license; was the interaction between you and the officer courteous; your driving history (driver’s abstract).

In court, we meet with the prosecutor, and vigorously argue on your behalf. As a former prosecutor, Kevin Brown has experience prosecuting municipal court matters, including traffic tickets. He knows how prosecutors think. As defense counsel, he has been to courts in every county in New Jersey. We know the court system, and how best to handle these matters. Our objective is to get the best possible result for you, the client.

(NJSA 39:4-88b) Unsafe Lane Change in New Jersey

Penalties for Unsafe Lane Change in New Jersey

Points: Unsafe lane change tickets carry two points on your NJ license. We’re here to help people. If you get a ticket for unsafe lane change, give me a call. I’ve been in virtually every traffic court in New Jersey. Here’s my bio: Attorney Kevin M. Brown.

Fine: Fines range between $50 and $200 if you’re convicted of unsafe lane change in New Jersey.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

Surcharge: If you get six points or more on your license in New Jersey over three years must pay a surcharge. This fee is separate from the fine & court costs. This surcharge is paid to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).

Please note: A point-induced surcharge costs $150.

Auto insurance increase: If you get an unsafe lane change conviction in New Jersey, your insurance can go up.

Jail time: It rarely happens but you may face15 days in jail if you are convicted of careless driving.
This depends on the judge and the specific facts of your case.

(NJSA 39:4-144) Tailgating in New Jersey

Penalties for Tailgating (following a vehicle too closely) in New Jersey

Points: Five points are assessed on your NJ license if you get a conviction for tailgating.

Fine: Fines range between $50 and $200 if you’re convicted of tailgating.

Court costs: Municipal courts in New Jersey assess approximately $33 in court fees.

Surcharge: If you get six points or more on your license in New Jersey over three years must pay a surcharge. This fee is separate from the fine & court costs. This surcharge is paid to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).

Please note: A point-induced surcharge costs $150.

Auto insurance increase: If you get a tailgating conviction in New Jersey, your insurance can go up.

Jail time: It rarely happens but you may face15 days in jail if you are convicted of tailgating.
This depends on the judge and the specific facts of your case.

License suspension: The judge who hears your case may suspend your driver’s license depending on the facts of your case.

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