Traffic Ticket Attorney in Westfield, NJ
Westfield Traffic Lawyers Can Help You Beat a Ticket
As with all municipalities in New Jersey, Westfield’s roadways and motor vehicles are governed by New Jersey law. These laws are found in Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes. Common violations include:
- Driving on a suspended or revoked license;
- Unsafe lane change;
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI/DWI);
- Refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test;
- Driving without insurance;
- Failure to exhibit documents;
- Careless driving;
- Reckless driving;
- Failure to observe traffic signals;
- Failure to stop or yield; and
- Leaving the scene of an accident.
What Will Happen If I Am Given a Traffic Ticket in Westfield, NJ?
Where probable cause exists that a driver has violated one of New Jersey’s motor vehicle laws, police may issue a summons for the offense(s). Penalties for violating New Jersey motor vehicle laws vary. All violations carry fines if a person is convicted. Also, several violations have driver’s license “points.”
On each summons, there will be a court date. There are specific rules a person must comply with if they plan to plead not guilty to the summons. You must appear at the Westfield Municipal Court located at 425 E. Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090, on the date specified on the summons. If an appearance is required, many times having an experienced Westfield traffic ticket defense attorney will help in getting the charges downgraded or dismissed.
Penalties Associated with Traffic Violations in Westfield NJ?
If a person is guilty of a traffic violation they generally must pay a fine. Some violations, such as speeding, also have motor vehicle “points” associated with them. A driver who accrues six or more points on their driver’s license is subject to an annual surcharge assessed by the Division of Motor Vehicle (“DMV”). If a driver has 12 or more points, the DMV may suspend their license.
What Should I Do If I Get a Traffic Ticket in Westfield, NJ?
If you or a family member has been charged with a motor vehicle violation in Westfield, it is important to consult a Westfield traffic ticket lawyer. The law firm of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC has lawyers who specialize in Westfield traffic ticket defense. Attorneys Casey Woodruff, Gary Grabas, and Robert Rowbotham, II are all former prosecutors. Jon Bramnick is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience.
Our traffic ticket defense team regularly represents Westfield motorists charged with a wide array of motor vehicle violations. We are available 24 hours a day at 908-322-7000. The initial consultation is free.