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Milltown NJ Traffic Ticket Attorney
Charged With Speeding, Driving While Suspended, Reckless Driving, Driving Without Insurance or Another Traffic Violation in Milltown New Jersey
Former Middlesex County Prosecutors At Our Firm Are Ready To Defend You
The flashing lights of police behind your motor vehicle frequently means that you are getting pulled over by the police for a traffic offense. Like most people, you might be thinking about pleading guilty to the Milltown traffic ticket and simply mailing in a check for the fine. While this might save you a day in court, there are potentially serious consequences to the conviction including a spike in insurance rates, surcharges and even a suspension of your license if the offense involves operating at an excessive speed, reckless driving, driving without insurance, driving while suspended or another motor vehicle charge of magnitude. Your best approach for insulating yourself against consequences of a traffic/motor vehicle violation is to hire an attorney who is skilled in defending these types of charges in Milltown Municipal Court.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have more than 100 years of combined experience defending people charged with traffic offenses in Milltown Municipal Court. Many members of our defense team served as municipal and county prosecutors before applying their skills and knowledge to the defense. Before doing something foolish by pleading guilty without giving yourself the chance to beat the charges and avoid penalties, contact our lawyers at 732-246-7126 for a free consultation. A lawyer is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to provide the assistance you need.
Traffic Offenses in Milltown New Jersey
Pleading guilty and paying a fine does not end the troubles associated with traffic tickets. Once your case ends in Milltown Municipal Court, notice of your conviction is sent to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. The MVC keeps track of the traffic violations committed by New Jersey motorists. Each moving violation results in points being added to your driving record kept by the MVC. Parking violations or malfunctioning equipment, such as headlights and taillights, are not moving violations, so they do not result in points being added to your driving record.
Speeding, reckless driving and improper passing are examples of a few of the many moving violations that add points to your record. Whether you plead guilty or are found guilty after a hearing in Milltown Municipal Court, points will be added to your record. The number of points depends upon the particular traffic violation for which you were convicted. For example, the following are some common moving violations and the points associated with each of them:
N.J.S.A. 27:23-29 – Improper passing – 4 points
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. 39:4-91-92 – Failing to yield to emergency vehicles – 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-105 – Failing to stop for traffic light – 2 points
Speeding violations are treated slightly differently when it comes to points for a violation. Points are based upon the miles per hour you were traveling over the legal speed limit. For example, speeding violation points are assessed as follows:
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
The number of points you accumulate can trigger action by the MVC. Six or more points accumulated within a three-year period result in a $150 surcharge being imposed for the first six points and an additional $25 surcharge for each point in excess of six. Twelve or more points on your driving record within a three-year period results in MVC suspending your driver’s license.
Your auto insurance company also tracks your driving record as maintained by MVC. When you apply for insurance or when your policy is due for renewal, your insurance company you’re your driving record to determine how much it will charge you for issuing a policy. Insurance companies charge higher premiums when drivers moving violations on their record. Depending upon the underwriting policies of your insurance company, it could refuse to issue or renew your policy.
Skilled Lawyers To Protect You Against Mandatory Penalties For A Milltown Driving While Suspended, Driving Without Insurance, DWI & Operating With CDS in a Motor Vehicle
There are certain motor vehicle charges that carry a mandatory driver’s license suspension and these include driving while suspended, driving without insurance and operating with CDS in a motor vehicle. The most serious of these is driving a car or truck while in possession of marijuana, cocaine, MDMA or even prescription drugs since a first offense carries a two year suspension. Driving without insurance also triggers a stiff revocation with one year for a first offense and two years for a second offense. A conviction for DWI in Milltown results in a suspension of 3-12 months for a first offense, 2 years for a second offense and 10 years for a third offense.
Milltown NJ Traffic Offense Defense Attorney
The consequences of a traffic ticket are much more than fine in almost all cases so it is always advisable to at least speak with a defense attorney. The traffic ticket lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are available to discuss the circumstances of your summons and provide you with knowledgeable guidance. A lawyer is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to explore how we can help you avert fines, surcharges, increased insurance premiums, a license suspension or even jail resulting from speeding, reckless driving, driving while suspended or another motor vehicle offense. Call 732-246-7126 to speak to one of our attorney without obligation now.