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Carteret NJ Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Motor Vehicle Violation in Carteret New Jersey

Carteret was involved in a traffic ticket scandal not long ago after its mayor hired a former NJ State Trooper Ronald Franz to serve as the Borough Police Director. After three weeks on the job, Franz was arrested for driving while intoxicated and eluding police.  The incident illustrates that just about anyone can be issued a motor vehicle summons for violating the traffic lawyers in Carteret New Jersey. The important thing is to do whatever you can to avoid a conviction to a traffic ticket because most carry ramifications that can be significant. Hiring the right lawyer to defend a motor vehicle charge is crucial to achieving this result.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are highly knowledgeable in the defense of traffic offenses like driving while suspended, reckless driving, driving without insurance and leaving the scene of an accident. If you were issued a summons for these or another motor vehicle offense, we have an attorney to ensure you have every chance of escaping fines, points on your license and even an otherwise mandatory suspension of your license. To speak to one of our lawyers immediately about your traffic charge in Carteret Municipal Court, call 732–246–7126. Initial consultations are always free.

Traffic Offense In Carteret

The New Jersey Traffic Code contains a laundry list of offenses that someone can potentially face in the Borough of Carteret. The typical traffic offense in Carteret involves:

SpeedingCareless DrivingReckless Driving
Leaving the Scene of an AccidentDriving While SuspendedPossession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle
Driving Without InsuranceDWIImproper Passing

There are many negative consequences to these and other motor vehicle charges. In addition to a fine, all moving violations carry with them assignment of motor vehicle points. Once you accumulate 6 points, you are required to pay an annual surcharge for at least three years as a conditional to maintain your privilege to drive. When you reach 12 points, you are issued an administrative suspension of your license. The key to avoiding the pitfalls of points on your license from a traffic ticket in Carteret is to secure a downgrade of the summons. The skilled lawyer is going to be able to provide the greatest opportunity for this outcome.

There are also many traffic offenses that carry with them a suspension of your driver’s license. Driving without insurance triggers a one year suspension for a first offense and two years if you are convicted of a second offense. Driving while suspended results in an additional period of suspension of up to 6 months. Possession of CDS in a motor vehicle involves a mandatory two years revocation. There is a jail term of up to 90 days in jail for a first offense of reckless driving up to 90 days for a second or subsequent offense for reckless driving.

You should also know that you can be sent to jail for some criminal charges.  There is a mandatory 10 day jail sentence for a third or subsequent offense for driving while suspended. A second offense for driving without insurance results in at least 14 days in the Middlesex County Jail. Leaving the scene of an accident triggers a discretionary jail sentence of up to 180 days. The same is the case for a third offense of DWI or Driving Under the Influence of Drugs except that the 6 months jail is mandatory.

Carteret Traffic Offense Attorney

You may be inclined to represent yourself in Carteret Municipal Court on a traffic offense but this decision certainly has the potential to mushroom into significant problems (e.g. points, surcharges and eventual suspension of your license). Hiring an attorney who is highly familiar with the court system in Carteret, as well as motor vehicle defense, can be a powerful tools in averting negative ramifications. The lawyers at the Marshall Law Firm have these qualifications and a long track history of dismissals and downgrades in driving while suspended, driving without insurance, reckless driving and other traffic cases. To speak to a lawyer on our staff about how we can help you, call 732–246–7126. Contact us anytime 24/7 to speak to one of our attorneys immediately.