Marlton Traffic Violations Lawyer
Dedicated Defense Lawyer Represents Clients Fighting Traffic Tickets in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Throughout New Jersey
Most traffic offenses will result in you receiving a ticket, which is a notice to appear in court to have the charge decided by a judge, rather than being arrested. Although you can choose to accept responsibility for the violation and pay the associated fine, being convicted for a traffic violation can have more serious consequences beyond having to pay a couple hundred dollar fine. Most traffic violations will result in the imposition of points on your driving record, and accumulating too many points will lead to the suspension of your driving privileges. And your auto insurance company will almost certainly increase your premiums, or even cancel your policy altogether if you have a long history of infractions.
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That is why it is important to speak to an experienced defense attorney about your case to learn more about your legal rights and options. As a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and a member of the New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, you can trust that I have the experience and expertise to vigorously advocate for your rights inside and outside the courtroom.
Contact me to set up a free consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your legal rights and options for addressing your traffic violations.
Defense Attorney John B. Brennan Can Help You Address Citations for All Kinds of Traffic Violations
Receiving a ticket for a traffic violation is often a minor issue. If you don’t wish to contest the ticket, it is easy enough to pay the fine online without having to go to court. However, before you accept liability on your traffic ticket, you should consider the other consequences that a driving violation can have, including points on your records (which can lead to suspension of your driving privileges) and increases on your auto insurance premiums. I can help you mitigate or avoid the consequences of a ticket for traffic violations such as:
- Reckless driving
- Making an illegal turn
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Driving without insurance
- Driving without registration
- Driving on a suspended or revoked license
- Leaving the scene of an accident
How the Law Office of John B. Brennan Will Work to Protect Your Rights and Interests Against the Consequences of Traffic Violation Convictions
A traffic ticket can have consequences for you beyond simply having to pay the fine associated with the violation. If you accept liability for the violation, you may also have to deal with:
- Points on your driving record: New Jersey uses a points system, imposing a certain number of penalty points on your record depending on the severity of your violation. Minor offenses usually result in a two-point assessment, while the most serious offenses will result in an eight-point assessment
- Suspension of driving privileges: If you accumulate 12 or more points on your driving record in a two-year period, your driver’s license will be suspended. While it may be possible to take driving classes to remove some points from your record, usually you will need to wait as points slowly come off your record over time.
- Increased insurance rates: Auto insurance companies generally increase your rates if you are found guilty or accept liability for a traffic violation. If you accumulate enough violations or if you commit a sufficiently serious violation, your insurer may end up canceling your policy or declining to renew your policy
- Criminal penalties: Serious driving infractions, such as DUI/DWI or leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury can result in the imposition of jail or prison sentences and hefty criminal fines and court costs
When you’ve received a traffic ticket, let me fight to help keep your driving record clean so that you can avoid the financial and personal consequences of a traffic violation. In many cases, I may be able to challenge the reliability of the evidence supporting your ticket or challenge the credibility of the ticketing officer, or potentially negotiate a reduction of the severity of your violations to help you avoid more serious consequences.
Contact Our Firm Today to Set Up a Free Initial Consultation to Discuss Your Rights and Options
If you or a loved one have received a traffic ticket, you don’t have to simply accept paying the fine and being assessed with driving points on your record. You may have legal options available to you to protect yourself from insurance surcharges and to keep your driving record clean. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case so that I can give you an honest assessment of your legal rights and options and the possibility of a favorable outcome in your case.
Frequently Asked Questions about Traffic Violations in New Jersey
In many cases, there may be legal defense strategies that I can pursue on your behalf to challenge the basis of the ticket and have it dismissed. For example, if you were ticketed for speeding, I can review the maintenance history of the officer’s radar gun to determine if it was properly calibrated and accurate. Or if you were ticketed for another traffic violation, surveillance video or dashcam footage may contradict the officer’s testimony about your violation. If you were cited for multiple traffic violations in a stop, I can also negotiate for a dismissal of certain violations to help reduce the penalties you may be facing. At the very least, a resolution that eliminates points or reduces them is beneficial.
No. Under the New Jersey points system, three points will be removed from your driving record for each year you do not commit another traffic violation or otherwise have your license suspended. You can additionally remove two points immediately by taking a defensive driving course approved by the state; you can take the course to have points removed once every five years. Alternatively, if you accumulate sufficient points to receive a license suspension, you can take a state-approved driver improvement program course in lieu of suspension and to remove three points from your record. The number of points on your license is important because the more points you have the higher your insurance payments are going to be.