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Highland Park NJ Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Charged With Driving While Suspended, Reckless Driving, Speeding, Driving Without Insurance, Leaving the Scene of an Accident or another Highland Park Motor Vehicle Offense
A Highland Park traffic ticket alleging that you were speeding, driving while suspended, reckless driving, driving without insurance or committed another motor vehicle offense should definitely be handled by a skilled lawyer given the ramifications of conviction. You will be assessed more vehicle points, fined, may have your licensed suspension and can even face jail in extreme cases. Attorneys who have successfully handled may traffic charges, especially in Highland Park Municipal Court, can prove you with the best chance of escaping these consequences.
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are savvy litigators who have been serving clients charged with traffic offenses in Middlesex County for decades. An attorney on our team has even served as municipal prosecutor in approximately half of the municipal courts in the county. We have avoided license suspensions, jail, fines and points on behalf of thousands of motorists over the last twenty plus years. If you need help fighting a traffic ticket in Highland Park New Jersey, contact our New Brunswick Office at 732-246-7126 for a free initial consultation.
Traffic Charge in Highland Park New Jersey
Motorists often forget that driving is a privilege as opposed to a right in New Jersey. There is a framework of rules and regulations that establish conditions to this privilege, including compliance with traffic and motorr vehicle laws. Failure to comply with these requirements results in a host of penalties and collateral consequences. Some of the more common violations of this nature heard in Highland Park Municipal Court include:
- N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 – Speeding
- N.J.S.A. 39:4-97 – Careless Driving
- N.J.S.A. 39:4-96 – Reckless Driving
- N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2 – Driving Without Insurance
- N.J.S.A. 39:3-40 – Driving While Suspended
- N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 – Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- N.J.S.A. 39:4-85 – Improper Passing
- N.J.S.A. 39:4-49.1 – Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle
The long-term consequence of a summons such as these can be significant. For example, driving while suspended always carries an additional period of revocation, as does driving an uninsured motor vehicle (i.e. one year for a first offense and two years for a second). Possession of CDS in a motor vehicle results in one of the longest suspensions with a mandatory two years for even a first offense.
There are also some charges that go as far as to impose mandatory jail. The term of incarceration is 14 days for a second offense for driving an uninsured vehicle, 10 days for a third offense of driving while suspended and 180 days for a third offense for driving while intoxicated (“DWI”).
New Jersey works on a point system whereby different moving violations carry varying amounts of points against your license. For instance, speeding 1 to 14 miles per hour over the speed limit carries 2 points, 15 to 29 miles per hour over the speed limit will get you 4 points. If you pass a school bus when it is stopped, you can get 5 points.
Basically, if you receive a certain amount of points within a certain time period, your license will be suspended. Accumulate 12 points in a two-year period or 15 points thereafter and your license will be suspended for 30 days.
The State of New Jersey is a lot more strict on those who drive commercially and you are a lot more likely to have your commercial drivers license (CDL) suspended for traffic convictions. So, if you are commercial driver, it is even more important that you hire the best traffic lawyer available to help you fight a traffic conviction.
Traffic Attorney in Highland Park
A traffic offense can snowball into complicated issues like difficulty securing affordable car insurance, maintaining your driver’s license and in many other ways. Hiring the right attorney to defend your motor vehicle charge can eliminate a significant portion of these risks. A lawyer who is an experienced in representing clients in Highland Park Municipal Court is also extremely helpful. The attorneys on the staff of the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall possess these qualities as former prosecutors with decades of appearances in Highland Park and other municipalities in Middlesex County. For a free consultation with one of our lawyer anytime 24/7, call 732-246-7126.