Edison NJ Traffic Attorneys
Edison Township could be described as the “Crossroads of New Jersey”. With major highways such as Rt. 1, Rt. 287, Rt. 18, and the New Jersey Turnpike all passing through Edison Township, it should come as no surprise that the amount of moving violations logged annually in Edison Township Municipal Court is much higher than the average around the rest of the State of New Jersey. In the past calendar court year alone (2014), Edison Township Municipal Court heard 13,346 moving violations, a number which excludes both parking and DWI offenses also heard in the municipal court. In the past two years, collectively, that number is well above 26,000 moving violations.
Tickets are a part of being a driver and, though we seek to avoid them as much as we can, few drivers are fortunate enough to have never received one in their time being a licensed driver on the roads of our State. A mistake most people make, though, is in thinking that there is nothing that can be done to reduce the potential points and fines associated with the various tickets you may receive. Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys is well-versed in the traffic laws of our state and stand ready to defend you on any of the following charges and more:
- Careless Driving
- Reckless Driving
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Driving Without Insurance
- Driving While Suspended or Revoked
- Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle
There are at least three reasons that seeking representation on what may seem like a trivial traffic violation is a good idea. The first reason seems like a no-brainer. The accumulation of points (12 or more in our State) on your license could lead to the loss of your right to operate a motor vehicle on our roads. These points can accumulate quite quickly. Even a simple speeding ticket is 2 points and can be as many as 4 points based on how much your speed exceeded the posted speed limit. The importance of this fact becomes clearer when one considers that points do not easily come off of one’s license. A person can only lose points if they go a year without receiving a ticket and even then you will only lose three points as a result of managing to go a year without getting that ticket. This means that all it could take is one bad speeding ticket to be right back where you started before. Given the effects that losing your license could have on not only your ability to get around, but also, if you drive to work, your ability to maintain gainful employment, keeping your license in your hands should always be your primary concern when handling traffic violations.
Secondly, these tickets can lead to fines and penalties that range from several hundred to several thousand dollars. Keeping your hard earned money in your pocket is also something that should be of primary importance to you and your attorney. This is especially more important when one considers that it is not just fines that one has to pay when they are convicted of a traffic violation, you also are “fined” by the concomitant increases in your automobile insurance payments that will inevitably result from conviction. An experienced attorney will know how best to minimize your exposure to both the points and penalties that are associated with a conviction for a traffic violation.
Lastly, some of these offenses can lead to felony charges that will result in periods of incarceration. Consulting an attorney about the possibility that your traffic violation could lead to time in prison should always be on your mind when facing these charges. Do not spend even one day behind bars because of a traffic violation.
Edison Township Motor Vehicle Lawyer
To recap, while some people view traffic violations as harmless, there are at least three reasons that you should know better. First, accumulated points can lead to a loss of your right to drive on our roads. Second, fines and penalties associated with these traffic violations can be crippling. Lastly, there is also the possibility that excessive traffic violations could lead to imprisonment. Our experienced attorneys know how to navigate all of these complicated laws and alleviate any fears you may have about your upcoming traffic violation case. So please contact us today to learn what we can do to minimize your exposure to points, penalties, and anything else that may come.