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South Amboy NJ Traffic Lawyers
Almost every traffic ticket issued South Amboy ends up being dealt with in South Amboy Municipal Court. This includes common violations like speeding, driving while suspended, driving without insurance, reckless driving and DWI. We assume that you were charged with a motor vehicle offense like these given that you have landed on our South Amboy Traffic Lawyers page.
The attorneys at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, can offer unique qualifications if you were issued a traffic summons in South Amboy New Jersey. We are former county and municipal prosecutors in Middlesex County and have handled literally thousands of traffic cases with success over their 100 plus years in practice. To speak to a lawyer about the circumstances of your offense and what can be done to avoid points, fines and a license suspension, contact our office. An attorney is standing by 24/7 to provide a free consultation at 732-634-0700.
South Amboy Traffic Charges
Traffic violations in South Amboy New Jersey, are handled at the South Amboy Municipal Court at 140 North Broadway, South Amboy, N.J. 08879-1647. The telephone number for the municipal court is (732) 525-5929.
Speeding Ticket in South Amboy
It is extremely important that you understand the impact of fines and surcharges that come with a traffic ticket speeding before you attempt to handle a summons on your own. If you are issued a speeding ticket for going 15 to 29 MPH over the speed limit, you will receive 4 points, over 30 MPH means 5 points. In New Jersey, 12 points within a 2 year period will result in an automatic license suspension for at least 30 days. Moreover, 6 or more points within 3 years of your last traffic ticket, will be assessed a surcharge which you must pay in order to maintain your driving privileges. It is also important to know that speeding tickets can significantly increase your insurance premiums, by as much as, 30%. What’s more, a speeding ticket can affect you even if you do not hold a New Jersey driver’s license. Each state gets a record of the conviction and can impose their own set of points for a speeding violation.
South Amboy Driving While Suspended Offense
A driving while suspended offense under N.J.S.A 39:3-40 can cause significant complications if you are convicted. The charge always carries an additional period of revocation, even for a first offense. In addition, a county jail term becomes mandatory for a second or third offense. The mandatory minimum for a third or subsequent offense is 10 days. If the reason for suspension is driving while intoxicated (a.k.a. DWI), there is a mandatory jail term for even a first offense.
Driving Without Insurance in South Amboy NJ
Driving without insurance in violation of N.J.S.A.39:6B-2 is another serious traffic charge that you can face in South Amboy. A conviction for a first offense carries a one year suspension of your license and a fine of up to $1,000. A second or subsequent conviction results in a two year revocation of driving privileges and 14 days in jail. The municipal court judge in South Amboy can also impose a fine of as much as $5,000.
Fighting Traffic Violations in South Amboy, New Jersey
You have generally three options when you receive a traffic ticket. The first option is to pay the ticket and get points on your license. This is clearly your worst option. By paying the ticket and accepting the points you are automatically admitting guilt, paying money to court at the full price of the ticket, and receiving points on your license that will cause your insurance rate to go up and may potentially lead to a suspension of your driver’s license.
The second option is to pay the ticket and elect traffic school. Many people think that this is a good option because this allows you to receive a reduction in points. However, when you do this, you must pay the full cost of the ticket, you must pay for traffic school, you must attend and complete traffic school, and perhaps the worst part, it leaves a mark on your driving record. So while you reduce the points, you will have a record for your insurance company and other judges to see.
Your third option is to fight the ticket. At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we firmly believe that it is almost always in your best interest to fight the ticket. Whether you fight it with a traffic attorney or by yourself, you are better off to fight it in almost every instance.
Generally speaking, you will get a better result by fighting the ticket with an experienced traffic attorney who knows what to do in court to enhance your chances of a dismissal or minimizing your court costs. Fighting the tickets, by the way, is the only way to get it dismissed and removed from your record completely. Please keep this in mind the next time you get a traffic ticket.
South Amboy Motor Vehicle Offense Defense Attorneys
If you have been charged with a traffic violation in South Amboy, New Jersey, you should never simply pay the ticket. Hiring an experienced traffic lawyer will give you the best chance at getting the ticket dismissed or downgraded. The defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall welcome the opportunity to represent you in this capacity. Contact our firm to discuss your motor vehicle offense with an attorney who can help you escape the pitfalls of a conviction. Lawyers are available now at (732) 634-0700 to provide a free consultation.
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