Points System and License Suspension
New Jersey employs a points system that assigns points to drivers for certain moving violations, such as speeding or reckless driving. Accumulating an excessive amount of points may result in license suspension. The common moving violations and their associated points in New Jersey are:
- Speeding (2-5 points)
- Reckless driving (5 points)
- Improper turn (3 points)
- Use of handheld electronical device while driving (3 points)
- Careless driving (2 Points)
Fortunately, it is possible to have points deducted from your driving record in New Jersey. This can be achieved through attending a beneficial plea negotiation, having a ticket dismissed, taking a defensive driving course or allowing points to expire.
However, accruing excessive points on your driver’s license can lead to suspension, plus additional surcharges imposed by the Motor Vehicle Commission. Any driver who accrues more than six points on their drivers license in a three year period will incur a surcharge starting at $150.00.
Insurance Premium Increases
Traffic violations can also lead to increased insurance premiums for drivers. The nature of the offense, driving record, and accident history may all be taken into consideration when an insurance company is deciding whether to increase rates after a traffic violation. Driving violations that can potentially lead to an accident have a greater effect on insurance premiums. These types of violations are taken into consideration when calculating the cost of an insurance policy.
Therefore, it’s crucial to contest traffic violations and minimize their impact on your driving record to avoid unnecessary increases in insurance rates.
The Importance of Hiring a Skilled Traffic Ticket Attorney
Hiring The Law Office Of Gina M Wicik, a skilled traffic ticket attorney can make all the difference in your case, we offer legal advice, provide court representation, and negotiate reduced penalties on your behalf. With our assistance, you can minimize the points on your license and potentially have tickets dismissed, saving you time, money, and stress.
Having an attorney represent you in court for traffic ticket cases is especially beneficial, as they are knowledgeable in the process of the municipal court and can provide assistance in challenging the ticket, negotiating with the prosecutor, and presenting a defense for their clients.
Additionally, by representing you in court, Gina M. Wicik can better protect your interests and ensure that your rights are upheld throughout the proceedings.
Negotiating Reduced Penalties
A skilled traffic ticket attorney can negotiate reduced penalties on your behalf, such as a reduction in the number of points or violations, a lower level of charge, or attendance at traffic school. By working with the court and prosecutor to reach a more favorable outcome, your attorney can potentially save you money and protect your driving privileges.
This can be a great way to avoid the long-term consequences of a traffic ticket.
Speeding tickets in New Jersey are not only common, but can also have serious consequences. Speeding ticket fines vary depending on how much you exceeded the speed limit, and they can significantly impact your driving privileges. In addition to the fines, speeding tickets can result in up to 5 points being added to your driving record. If too many points are accumulated, this can lead to license suspension and surcharges.
Moving violations are traffic offenses that involve the operation of a motor vehicle, such as speeding, running a red light, and failing to yield. These violations can have a detrimental effect on your driving record, as they often result in points being added to your license.
Depending on the severity of the violation, you may be subject to fines, license suspension, and even increased insurance premiums.
How a Traffic Ticket Lawyer Can Help You
A traffic ticket lawyer can be a valuable ally in your case, helping you navigate the legal process, challenge evidence, and negotiate reduced penalties. With their knowledge and skills they can provide the best possible defense and increase your chances of a successful outcome.
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