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  • Anthony will personally work your case from beginning to end.
  • Flat Reasonable Fees.

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TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS & TRAFFIC TICKET LAWYER IN NEW JERSEY

 

If you recently received a ticket for speeding or another traffic violation in New Jersey, you should seek help from a lawyer who has experience with handling traffic tickets for clients. Contact our NJ traffic ticket lawyer today.

A traffic ticket is a serious matter. Whether you received an in-state or out-of-state citation, you should not ignore it. A ticket can also be highly complex. It is not just a matter of admitting your guilt, paying a bill and moving on.

TRAFFIC TICKET LAWYER IN NEW JERSEY

You have to look at the “big picture” and consider the impact of a traffic violation conviction on your driving record and your insurance rates. You also have to think about your exposure to fines, court costs, surcharges and even time in prison.

As a lawyer who has handled thousands of traffic tickets for clients throughout New Jersey, ticket attorney Anthony L. Vecchio is well-prepared to help you.

He can thoroughly review your case and develop the most effective strategy possible for handling your traffic ticket. He is truly passionate about providing clients with highly professional, personalized legal service at a reasonable cost.

To learn more, contact the NJ ticket lawyers at Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio today. We can get to work on your case right away.

Please see our DWI section for a discussion of how Anthony can assist you in those specific cases.

 

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  • Fines – Each traffic violation in New Jersey carries a potential fine if you are convicted. You can see a list of those fines at the New Jersey Municipal Courts The more serious the offense, the higher you will be fined.For instance, if you are convicted of speeding between 1-9 mph over the posted speed limit, you face an $85 fine. If you are convicted of speeding 35-39 mph over the limit, the fine is $260. If you are convicted of speeding or any other moving violation in a highway construction zone, designated safe corridor or a zone with a 65 mph speed limit, your fine will be doubled. New Jersey police officers often charge drivers with multiple traffic violations in a single stop. For instance, you may get ticketed for both speeding and reckless driving. If that occurs, the total amount in fines could be significant.
  • Court costs – If you choose to go to court instead of merely paying your traffic ticket online, the local Municipal Court can charge you up to $33 in court costs (at least $5.50 of which cannot be suspended).
  • For every one yeaSurcharges – You can be hit with a surcharge for certain violations if convicted. You will need to pay the surcharge every year for three years. Those violations include:r you go without getting a new moving violation, you can get three points removed (but your record can never go below 0 points).
  • Prison – Finally, you can face possible incarceration for certain types of traffic violations. For instance, if you are convicted for the second time for driving while your license is suspended, you could go to jail for up to five days. A third offense would carry a minimum 10-day sentence.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET A TRAFFIC TICKET IN NEW JERSEY?

When you get a speeding ticket or other traffic citation in New Jersey, you should be concerned about three key issues:

  • Your Driving Record
  • Your Auto Insurance Rates
  • Your exposure to fines, court costs, surcharges and prison time.

An effective strategy for handling your traffic ticket will take all of those issues into consideration. Before we discuss the options that Anthony can pursue on your behalf, let’s take a closer look at each of these issues.

HOW NEW JERSEY TICKETS AFFECT YOUR DRIVING RECORD

If you are convicted of a moving violation – whether it is an in-state or out-of-state ticket – the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will add points to your driving record. This is a permanent record. It can never be expunged. However, in some cases, you can get points deducted. If you collect enough points, your driver’s license may be suspended. Common New Jersey moving violations (with statutes) and points are:

In some cases, points may be assessed for only repeat violations. For instance, if you are convicted for a third time with violating New Jersey’s ban on using a hand-held cell phone while driving (N.J.S.A. 39:4-97.3), and less than 10 years have passed since your last prior conviction for the offense, you would be assessed three points. If you are convicted of an out-of-state moving violation, you are given two points. (Check out this summary of the New Jersey Points System provided by New Jersey Courts.) If you collect 12 points within a two-year period, your license can be suspended. However, there are three ways to get points deducted from your MVC driving record:

  • If you complete the Driver Improvement Program, you can get three points removed.
  • If you voluntarily take an MVC-approved defensive driving course, you can get two points removed (but this reduction is available only once every five years).
  • For every one year you go without getting a new moving violation, you can get three points removed (but your record can never go below 0 points).
Sample ID Heading 1 Heading 2
N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 Leaving scene of accident (injury) 8
N.J.S.A. 39:4-96 Reckless driving 5
N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 Speeding (30 mph over limit) 5
N.J.S.A. 39:4-89 Tailgating 5
N.J.S.A. 39:4-128.1 Improper passing of school bus 5
N.J.S.A. 39:4-85 Improper passing 4
N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 Speeding (15-29 mph over limit) 4
N.J.S.A. 39:4-123 Improper turn 3
N.J.S.A. 39:4-88 Unsafe lane change 2
N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 Speeding (1-14 mph over limit) 2
N.J.S.A. 39:4-97 Careless driving 2
N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 Leaving scene of accident (no injury) 2
N.J.S.A. 39:4-105 Failure to stop for traffic light 2

HOW NJ TICKETS EFFECT NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE RATES

If you are convicted of a traffic violation, your auto insurance rate may go up as well. It will depend on your specific insurance provider’s policy. Many factors can go into the insurer’s decision, including the type of violation and your driving record and accident history. Insurance.com analyzed nearly 500,000 auto insurance quotes and other data and determined typical rate increases that accompany certain traffic violations. This chart may help you to understand the potential rate increase you could face if your traffic ticket leads to a conviction:

Violation Increase
Reckless driving 22%
Driving without a license 18%
Careless driving 16%
Speeding (30 mph over limit) 15%
Improper turn 14%
Improper passing 14%
Tailgating 13%
Speeding (15-29 mph over limit) 12%

FINES, COURT COSTS, SURCHARGES, PRISON FOR NJ TICKETS

In addition to the impact on your driving record and auto insurance rate, you also need to consider the following when you receive a traffic ticket:

  • Fines – Each traffic violation in New Jersey carries a potential fine if you are convicted. You can see a list of those fines at the New Jersey Municipal Courts The more serious the offense, the higher you will be fined.For instance, if you are convicted of speeding between 1-9 mph over the posted speed limit, you face an $85 fine. If you are convicted of speeding 35-39 mph over the limit, the fine is $260. If you are convicted of speeding or any other moving violation in a highway construction zone, designated safe corridor or a zone with a 65 mph speed limit, your fine will be doubled. New Jersey police officers often charge drivers with multiple traffic violations in a single stop. For instance, you may get ticketed for both speeding and reckless driving. If that occurs, the total amount in fines could be significant.
  • Court costs – If you choose to go to court instead of merely paying your traffic ticket online, the local Municipal Court can charge you up to $33 in court costs (at least $5.50 of which cannot be suspended).
  • For every one yeaSurcharges – You can be hit with a surcharge for certain violations if convicted. You will need to pay the surcharge every year for three years. Those violations include:r you go without getting a new moving violation, you can get three points removed (but your record can never go below 0 points).
  • Prison – Finally, you can face possible incarceration for certain types of traffic violations. For instance, if you are convicted for the second time for driving while your license is suspended, you could go to jail for up to five days. A third offense would carry a minimum 10-day sentence.

HOW CAN A NEW JERSEY TICKET ATTORNEY HELP WITH YOUR TRAFFIC TICKET?

If you receive a traffic ticket in New Jersey, you should pay close attention to the bottom of the ticket and whether the “court appearance required” box is checked. If so, make sure to note the court date and time. (See this example of a New Jersey traffic citation.) You should get in touch with attorney Anthony J. Vecchio as soon as possible. Do not wait until the day before your scheduled court date. Also, do not wait to contact Anthony after your court date. If you fail to appear in court at the scheduled date and time, it can lead to a warrant being issued for your arrest and suspension of your driving privileges. When Anthony reviews your case, he will take all of the above issues into consideration and explain your options, which may include:

  • Contesting your ticket – It may be possible to challenge the prosecution’s evidence. For instance, the radar gun that was used to register your speed may have been defective or out of maintenance, or surveillance camera footage may cast doubt on an officer’s allegation that you ran through a traffic light.
  • Seeking a dismissal or reduction of your charge – If you were charged with multiple traffic violations, the prosecution may be willing to drop certain charges in exchange for you pleading guilty to the most serious violation, or the prosecution may dismiss a violation if you agree to participate in a driver improvement program. In some instances, the prosecution may agree to reduce a moving violation such as speeding to a non-moving violation such as “unsafe operation.”

GET HELP TODAY FROM A NEW JERSEY TRAFFIC TICKET ATTORNEY

Are you facing legal problems associated with a traffic ticket or charges of multiple moving violations? If you are concerned and unsure about what you should do next, NJ traffic ticket attorney Anthony J. Vecchio is here to assist you. Anthony has dedicated his legal career to standing up for the rights of the accused throughout New Jersey, including those charged with traffic violations. He can provide the serious, thoughtful and aggressive legal representation you need. Don’t wait to get legal help. Call the traffic ticket lawyer in NJ at Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio today or reach us today. 

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