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Traffic Tickets and Driving Charges in New Jersey

If you get a ticket for a traffic offense or have points looming on your driver’s license, call us for a free consultation at (973) 381-1902!

Traffic violations may seem like minor charges at first. You often simply pay the fines imposed and accept that your driver’s license has negative points on it. However, a robust legal defense on your side can help you reduce those penalties and even eliminate them. In addition, it may prevent those negative points from affecting your insurance rate and those fines from adding up.
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How Traffic Offenses Affect Your Driver’s License

When you commit traffic violations, even minor ones, the New Jersey state system places points on your driver’s license. These points form a negative sign that increases each time you commit traffic offenses. When they reach twelve, expect a suspension of your state-issued driver’s license, which means until the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission removes the penalties, you can no longer legally drive.

Every traffic violation has a points level, from two points for failing to yield to pedestrians in designated areas to five points for reckless driving. Note that more serious outcomes may result from a hit and run or reckless driving ending in injury or death.

If you think you may be close to the 12-point limit, you can enroll in a special New Jersey driving course that will reduce your total by two points. You can also reduce your points total by driving responsibly. Every year you do not get a ticket or receive a driving suspension, you can remove three points from your driving record.

Most Common New Jersey Traffic Offenses

Whether you drive a regular vehicle or a commercial truck in New Jersey, you face many possible moving violations that you could be ticketed for. Some of the most common traffic violations include:

  • Driving without a valid license
  • Driving with a suspended license or revoked license
  • Driving without car insurance
  • Reckless driving
  • Careless driving
  • Improper passing

Speeding Tickets

Speeding tickets stand out as the most common traffic offenses in New Jersey. When you receive a speeding ticket, having a solid legal defense can help you significantly reduce or even eliminate penalties. New Jersey assigns the points penalties for speeding based on how far over the speed limit you were driving. The point values for speeding range between two and five points:

  • 2 points: Speeds 1-14 mph over the limit
  • 4 points: Speeds 15-29 mph over the limit
  • 5 points: 30-plus mph over the limit

The points penalties and fines increase depending on where you speed too. When signs mark a reduction in the speed limit, such as in school zones or construction zones, the penalties can add up quickly and could leave you open to suspension of your license.

Learn More About Traffic Tickets and Driving Charges

The East Orange traffic ticket attorneys at Simon Sarver, Attorneys at Law, understand how significant the impact of traffic tickets and driving charges can be on your life. Serving the people of East Orange since 1936, we have the experience and knowledge to stand by our clients as they fight traffic offenses. Contact us at (973) 381-1902 for a free consultation. We’ll review your case and offer ways we can help you with your legal defense for the traffic tickets and driving charges you face.

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