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Traffic violations happen to the best of us. However, they are not always as simple as a speeding ticket, and even a speeding ticket can turn into something more serious. Depending on the number of violations, or the severity of the violation at hand, the consequences can include hefty fines, suspension of your license and jail time. Typically, when people get slapped with a traffic ticket they think they’re obligated to go to traffic court, pay some fines and get a few points on their record. The good news is, it doesn’t actually have to happen that way. However, it’s extremely difficult to get around these penalties without the help of an attorney with experience handling traffic violation cases.
The attorneys at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC have successfully helped countless clients get their traffic violation tickets reduced or thrown out in Scotch Plains, Westfield, Cranford, Clark, Plainfield, Union, Elizabeth and throughout New Jersey. Contact one of our conveniently located offices in Essex, Bergen or Union counties to request your consultation today.
A traffic violation may not seem like a big deal, but it can have lasting negative effects which you haven’t even considered.
For example, your insurance rates could skyrocket, and the increased rates often last for years. You can also lose your license if your points are high enough. Keep in mind that points continue to accumulate. This means that even if you only got a couple of points this time, the next time might set you over the limit. If you could guarantee you would never get another speeding ticket, this wouldn’t be such an issue…but who can do that?
There is more to traffic violations than just speeding tickets. The most common traffic violations in New Jersey are:
As you can probably imagine, leaving the scene of an accident can have much more serious penalties than getting a ticket for going a few miles above the speed limit. There are a wide range of penalties based on the severity of the offense, and that range gets even wider when it takes into account your prior history. If you’ve been pulled over for speeding multiple times in a short period of time, you’re definitely looking at more than a slap on the wrist.
The New Jersey Points’ System works like this:
If you fail to pay these surcharges, your driver’s license can be suspended, a lien may be placed on your property and your wages may be garnished. If the charges are more complicated, fines can increase substantially. If you have a suspended license and never paid the surcharge for a no car insurance penalty, you can be fined an additional $3,000 if you are caught driving.
Traffic violations can be extremely complicated. For example, it is illegal to drive a car without insurance. However, this is a very easy case to win if the vehicle is not yours and you were not aware that it was uninsured. If it was your car and you don’t have insurance, there are still multiple ways of getting your charges downgraded so that you don’t have to pay outrageous fines, and you don’t lose your license.
Trying to do any of this alone is a big mistake. A skilled attorney will know all the lines of defense and the most successful methods of negotiating for lesser charges. The attorneys at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC can help you throughout the entire process. With over 25 years of experience handling traffic violations, we understand how to position you for the best outcome in Bridgewater, Somerville, Bedminster, Hillsborough, Bernards Township and throughout New Jersey.
Even the most simple traffic violation can spiral out of control very quickly. The experienced and successful criminal defense lawyers at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC understand the complexities of New Jersey traffic violations and we will fight to get your charges reduced or thrown out entirely. Contact one of our offices for a free consultation about your case in Newark, West Orange, South Orange, Bloomfield, Montclair and throughout New Jersey.
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