NJ Traffic Lawyers
New Jersey traffic courts are the busiest courts in the state.
Whenever you get a traffic ticket, you will most likely get “POINTS” on your license.
If you get too many points, you lose your license.
Once you lose your license, your life will get very complicated, very quickly.
Is it worth It to hire a lawyer for a traffic ticket?
This is the question we get asked the most.
There are two types of people. The first type never hires a traffic lawyer in NJ until they lose their license. After this person loses his/her license, they wish they had hired a lawyer.
Losing your license means that you can’t get to school or work.
You can’t go to your friends houses or concerts or parties. You end up always depending on another person for a ride. What’s even worse, you’ll have to take public transportation or spend a lot of money on Uber.
The second type of person never loses their license because they always hire a lawyer. As traffic lawyers, we fight to keep your license when we go to court. If you get ten tickets, we can usually get over 50% of them dismissed. As with the rest of life, there are no guarantees.
Can a lawyer get a speeding ticket dismissed?
There are many situations and/or circumstances where a traffic lawyer in NJ can get a speeding ticket dismissed.
For example, if you have multiple tickets, then we may get the speeding ticket dismissed as part of a plea bargain.
Another way that we can get the speeding ticket dismissed in NJ is if we are able to find legal mistakes in the police officer’s reports or investigation. Sometimes clients provide video that helps to prove that they were in fact not speeding.
We work with the prosecuting attorney to reach a resolution of the entire matter.
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Can I take my traffic violation to trial?
Everyone has a Constitutional Right to have their day in court.
You are presumed innocent until proven guilty. If you are not comfortable pleading guilty to a traffic violation (because you didn’t do anything) then we can take your case to trial.
The traffic court judge in NJ will keep an open mind and listen to everyone’s side of the story. The police officer who issued the ticket will be at your trial and you are both allowed to explain what happened. As your traffic lawyer, we will do everything we can to show that you are innocent. The person who decides your case is the judge.
how much do traffic lawyers cost in NJ?
We don’t know how much other traffic lawyers charge.
We only know what we charge.
Our legal fees for traffic court are extremely reasonable.
In fact, all of our clients always tell us that we could double our fees and no one would complain.
On average, we only charge a few hundred dollars and this is a flat fee.
If we have to go to court multiple times, you only pay one time.
How many points before I lose my license in NJ?
If you get 12 points within a two year period, you will have your license suspended.
Please call us if you are in this situation. Trust us, you do not want to get your license suspended.
How Do I Get Rid of points on my NJ license?
Every year that you don’t get a ticket, you will automatically have three points taken off.
In other words, you will be rewarded for being a good driver by getting points taken off your license.
What are the penalties for no insurance in NJ?
This is a very serious traffic violation in NJ.
Although the penalty is discretionary (meaning that the judge decides) on a first offense you can lose your license for one year and have to pay anywhere from $300 – $1,000.00 fine.
On a second offense, you’re facing a two-year loss of license and a minimum of 14 days in jail.
Please call us if you are in this situation. We will help you.
How long do points stay on my license in NJ?
As long as you don’t get any other tickets, points stay on your license for one year in NJ.
What's the difference between DMV points and Insurance points in NJ?
DMV points will result in your license suspension.
Insurance points affect how much you pay for insurance each year.
what are the most common traffic violations in NJ?
In New Jersey, the most common violations that carry points from DMV are:
- Careless Driving (2 points)
- Illegally Passing a School Bus (5 points) (may include imprisonment)
- Tailgating (5 points)
- Reckless driving (5 points)
- Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over limit (2 points)
- Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over limit (4 points)
- Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit (5 points)
- Racing (5 Points)
- Improper Passing (4 points)
- Illegal U-Turn (3 points)
What are the penalties for driving without insurance in NJ?
The penalties for driving without insurance are very severe. A first offense carries with it a suspension of a minimum of 1 year, a fine of at least $300, and a requirement to perform $1,000 of community service. In addition, the DMV will impose surcharges of $250 for 3 years.
- A second violation will result in a mandatory license suspension of 2 years. It can cost you up to $5,000, 30 days of community service and a mandatory sentence of 14 days in jail.
- To add insult to injury, your driving privileges will not be automatically reinstated after the suspension period expires and you will be required to apply for reinstatement to the Director of the DMV.
What are the penalties for driving with a suspended license in NJ?
For a first offense, you will be fined $500 and may face an extended suspension of 6 months.
If convicted of a second offense of driving with a suspended license in NJ, the punishment increases. You will be assessed a fine of $750. Again, an additional license suspension of up to 6 months is possible. Most significantly, there is a mandatory jail term of anywhere from 1 to 5 days.
If convicted of a third offense of driving with a suspended license in NJ, the fine increases to $1,000 and the court will typically impose a jail sentence of 10 days.
If you are driving with a suspended license in NJ and are involved in a car accident that causes personal injury to another party, you will be sentenced to at least 45 days in jail even if you were not at fault for the accident.
If while driving with a suspended license in NJ you were driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, your license will be suspended for an additional 1 to 2 years and you will serve anywhere from 10 to 90 days in jail.
If your license is suspended, don’t drive no matter what.
However, if you have been arrested, please call us for a free consultation so we can help you.