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Perth Amboy Traffic Lawyer
Defense of Tickets for Driving While Suspended, Speeding, Driving Without Insurance, Reckless Driving And Other Offenses in Perth Amboy Municipal Court
Perth Amboy is a City of over 50,000 residents and the most densely populated municipality in Middlesex County so it is only logical that many traffic and motor vehicle tickets are issued there annually. In fact, 14,409 moving traffic violations were written in the town over the period June 2016-17. The highest number of motor vehicle summonses involved charges for reckless driving, speeding, driving without insurance and driving while suspended. The lawyers at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, are well acquainted with the volume of traffic offense cases in Perth Amboy Municipal Court as former prosecutors in the county who make up its largest defense firm.
Do not make the foolish mistake like so many of walking into court without representation from a skilled attorney. This could turn out to be a huge error as a traffic conviction can mushroom into significant financial pitfalls (e.g. surcharges, increased insurance rates, etc.) and threaten your ability to maintain your privilege to drive a motor vehicle. Hiring a lawyer with extensive experience defending traffic tickets in Perth Amboy is going to provide you with the ability to avert negative ramifications from a motor vehicle offense. Call our Woodbridge Office anytime of day or night at 732-634-0700 to speak to one of our attorneys about how we can help you defend your traffic offense.
Consequences of a Perth Amboy Traffic Offense
The point system of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (“MVC”) is a method of deterring poor driving and shifting the cost of enforcement to those who violate the traffic laws most often. This goal is accomplished by assigning points to moving traffic offenses based on presumed severity. When an individual accumulates six points, an obligation to pay a surcharge to maintain driving privileges is imposed. The dollar amount of the surcharge escalates with every additional point and there are certain violations like driving while suspended, driving without insurance and DWI which carry independent surcharge amounts as well. The total amount levied against a driving annually must be paid or their license is suspended. A suspension is also issued if the motorist accumulates 12 or more points on his/her license. The point system is just another incentive to insure that you avoid a conviction for your traffic ticket in Perth Amboy New Jersey.
On top of the ramifications posed by motor vehicle points, there are some summonses that can result in suspension of your driver’s license. For example, there is a mandatory suspension of 1 year for a first offense of driving without insurance and a two year suspension for a second offense. Possession of CDS in a motor vehicle results in an automatic two year loss of privileges. Driving while suspended carries an additional period of revocation of six months. Finally, DWI and DUI trigger a suspension of 3-12 months for a first offense, 2 years for a second offense and 10 years for a third offense.
There are also instances where a Perth Amboy traffic summons automatically results in jail if you are convicted. A third offense for DWI carries a mandatory 180 days but there are certainly many other motor vehicle charges that also result in compulsory incarceration. A third offense for driving while suspended carries at least ten days and a second offense of driving without insurance results in 14 days. Reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident also trigger the potential for jail.
Defending Your Perth Amboy Traffic Offense
Many people don’t realize is that a traffic ticket only represents an allegation that you violated the law – it is not tantamount to a conviction. Nor does it mean that you must simply send the ticket in and deal with the consequences of the motor vehicle offense. Paying the fine essentially admits guilt and will lead to imposition of all of the consequences that come with a guilty finding. The best course of action to take when issued a traffic ticket in New Jersey is to contact our office to obtain sound advice from an experienced attorney. We can assist you with any ticket including:
|DWI||Reckless Driving||Driving While Suspended|
|Driving Without Insurance||Speeding||Leaving the Scene|
|Careless Driving||Possession of CDS in a MV||Improper Passing|
Perth Amboy Traffic Charge Attorney
The lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall handle traffic ticket throughout New Jersey and Middlesex County. We represent in-state drivers, out-of-state drivers, and even foreign visitors from other countries who have been charged with violating the traffic laws. The goal of every traffic lawyer at the firm is to protect our client’s rights, including their driving privileges and avoiding collateral consequences such as higher insurance premiums and surcharges. If you have been issued a traffic ticket in Perth Amboy, call our firm at (732) 227–1200 for a no-cost consultation.