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Metuchen NJ Traffic Ticket Attorney

Charged With Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, Reckless Driving, Speeding or Another Motor Vehicle Violation in Metuchen New Jersey

A Former Metuchen Municipal Prosecutor Is Ready To Defend You

Successfully fighting a Metuchen traffic ticket for speeding, driving while suspended, driving without insurance, reckless driving or for another motor vehicle violation has a lot more to do with the attorney you select than you might imagine. Selecting a lawyer who is highly familiar with the Metuchen Municipal Court and with defending traffic violations is certainly going to prove invaluable in avoiding a conviction on a summons. Our lawyers have these qualifications are ready to help you.

We are  the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, a team of skilled defense attorneys who have been representing clients charged with traffic and motor vehicle offenses in Metuchen and the rest of Middlesex County for decades. In fact, one of the members of our staff even served as the prosecutor in the town. An attorney is ready to speak with you in a free consultation 24 hours a day and seven days a week by contacting us at (732) 246-7126.

Traffic Offense in Metuchen New Jersey

The law says your driver’s license is a privilege and not a right, so the state can impose conditions to operation of a motor vehicle. Driving within the speed limit, obeying traffic safety devices (e.g. stop sign, light, etc.), maintaining car insurance and not operating carelessly or recklessly are requirements by law. Failure to adhere to these and other regulations can result in a traffic offense that carries motor vehicle points, fines, suspension and even jail in extreme cases.

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is required to track motor vehicle convictions for drivers licensed in this state. Every time a motorist is convicted of a moving violation, points are assigned to their license. Speeding, reckless driving and improper passing are examples of a few of the many moving violations of this nature. If you are found guilty of a traffic offense in Metuchen Municipal Court, you will have the following points assigned:

  • N.J.S.A. 39:4-85 – Improper passing – 4 points

  • N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 – Leaving the scene of an accident – 2 points if there is no injury and 8 points if injury occurs
  • N.J.S.A. 39:4-82 – Failure to keep right – 2 points

  • N.J.S.A. 39:4-96 – Reckless driving – 5 points

  • N.J.S.A. 39:4-89 – Tailgating – 5 points

  • N.J.S.A. 39:4-91 – Failing to yield to emergency vehicles – 2 points

  • N.J.S.A. 39:4-105 – Failing to stop for traffic light – 2 points

  • N.J.S.A. 39:4-97 – Careless driving – 2 points
  • N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 – Speeding:

    • Up to 14 mph over the speed limit – 2 points
    • 15-29 mph over the limit – 4 points
    • 30 mph or more over the limit – 5 points

When you accumulate six or more points during a three-year period, you must pay a $150 surcharge to the state and an additional $25 for each point in excess of six. Failure to pay surcharges results in a suspension of your licenses. You are also suspended if you accumulate 12 or more points on your record.

Driving While Suspended in Metuchen

One of the more serious traffic charges you can receive in Metuchen is driving while suspended. This offense not only triggers hefty fines and immediate surcharges on your license but also results in an additional period of suspension of up to six months for a first offense. A second offense carries 1-5 days in jail and a third offense results in a mandatory county jail term of 10 days. When a motorist is convicted for driving while suspended for DWI or DUI, imprisonment is automatic for even a first offense. We consequences as stiff as these, hiring the right defense lawyer is imperative.

Driving Without Insurance

Driving without insurance is even more severe if you are convicted in Metuchen Municipal Court or anywhere else in NJ. A first offense triggers surcharges and a license suspension of one year. The penalties for a second offense for driving without insurance results in two years revocation of a motorist’s driver’s license and 14 days in jail.

Metuchen NJ Traffic Offense Lawyer

A motor vehicle summons has the potential to complicate your life in many ways since it can cause your insurance costs to skyrocket, result in points and surcharges and can result in a suspension of your privileges to operate a motor vehicle legally. Hiring the right lawyer to defend you is certainly a great step you can take to combat consequences such as these. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan f. Marshall have the pedigree needed to obtain successfully represent you in this role. A skilled defense attorney at our firm is available around the clock to assist you without obligation. Call 732-246-7126 to speak to one of our lawyer now.