Traffic Violations Lawyer Robbinsville, NJ
Dedicated Traffic Defense Attorney Represents Clients Accused of Traffic Offenses in Burlington County and Mercer County, New Jersey
Although traffic violations are generally very minor offenses in the grand scheme of the New Jersey justice system, it is important to take these citations seriously and consider the potential long-term effects of multiple violations. It may seem that retaining an attorney to provide legal counsel and defense following receipt of a traffic citation is not important, but traffic violations in New Jersey can actually have far-reaching and potentially unanticipated consequences. Challenging a traffic violation in court can be important in order to prevent detrimental consequences, which can be compounded over time. In these cases, an attorney with experience and skill in defending individuals who have been accused of a traffic violation can be a valuable asset.
At the Law Offices of Lauren E. Scardella, I understand how confusing it can be to navigate the legal system when you have been issued a traffic ticket. In many cases, it can be difficult to determine how to even challenge a citation for a traffic violation. A knowledgeable Robbinsville traffic violations attorney can help guide you through the process, as well as explain the potential consequences of choosing not to contest a traffic violation.
Traffic Tickets in Mercer County, New Jersey
Attorney Lauren Scardella is prepared to help clients fight all kinds of traffic tickets in Mercer County, including:
South Jersey traffic defense lawyer Lauren Scardella can also help you minimize some of the consequences of a traffic ticket in NJ, including:
An Attorney Can Help Remove Points for New Jersey Traffic Violations
New Jersey operates a point system with respect to traffic violations, so that a driver accumulates points for each infraction. These points generally cannot be expunged from your record in the same manner as a minor criminal offense. Despite this, it is possible that an experienced traffic defense lawyer can advocate for the removal of points from your record in one of the following ways:
- Successful completion of a Driver Improvement Program course.
- Voluntary completion of a defensive driving course, which can result in two points being deducted from your record every five years.
- An attorney can request that up to three points be removed from your record for each year that you are not convicted of a traffic violation.
Why Choose Attorney Lauren E. Scardella to Advocate on Your Behalf After Being Accused of Violating Traffic Laws in Southern New Jersey?
A skilled traffic violation defense attorney can help you avoid some of the negative repercussions that can arise after you have been cited for a traffic violation. At the Law Offices of Lauren E. Scardella, I will help protect and preserve your driving record.
Importantly, in New Jersey, if you have been cited for a traffic violation, your driving record will be negatively impacted through the issuance of “points.” Points are awarded based upon the severity of the traffic violation in question. For example, N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 provides that eight points will be added to your record for leaving the scene of an accident where an injury occurred, while two points will be added for failing to stop at a traffic light under N.J.S.A. 39:4-129. If you have been convicted of multiple traffic violations and accumulate 12 points, it is possible that your driver’s license will be suspended.
Certain traffic violations also result in imposition of a surcharge under New Jersey law. Surcharges can also apply if you have six or more points placed on your record in a three-year time period.
In addition to the marks on your driving record, your car insurance costs will increase in proportion to the points you have been issued for traffic violations over time. An experienced attorney can work to formulate an effective defense to prevent these negative consequences or to mitigate the number of points that a traffic violation will carry. While going to court to challenge a traffic violation could also result in fines and court costs, these monetary fines may be minimal when compared to the lasting costs of higher car insurance rates.
Contact a Skilled Defense Lawyer to Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have been cited for a traffic violation in New Jersey, it is important to remember the reasons for taking that citation seriously. You do have the right to challenge traffic violations in order to keep your driving record clean and minimize car insurance costs. I offer a free consultation to each of my clients, so contact my office today at (609) 587-1144 to schedule an appointment, or fill out this online form. The Law Offices of Lauren E. Scardella is conveniently located at 2653 Nottingham Way STE 1, Hamilton Township, NJ 08619.
Frequently Asked Questions About Traffic Tickets in New Jersey
How much will a surcharge for a traffic violation cost?
The applicable surcharge will vary based upon the traffic violation at issue. For example, driving with a suspended license carries a $250 surcharge, in addition to points and other costs, while having six or more points assessed in a three-year period carries a $150 surcharge, in addition to $25 for each additional point during the time period.
How can an attorney help if I have been cited for a traffic violation?
An attorney can help contest the traffic citation by arguing that you did not actually violate the traffic law in question. For example, your attorney by be able to prove that a radar-detecting gun used by the law enforcement officer was malfunctioning or improperly maintained. An experienced traffic defense attorney can also argue for the violation to be downgraded to a less severe offense that would result in fewer points and lower surcharges.