Cumberland County Traffic Offense Attorney

When drivers fail to abide by traffic laws there are often severe consequences. Each year in New Jersey, hundreds of fatalities, thousands of injuries, and millions of dollars in property damage are incurred. Cumberland County is currently home to six Municipal Courts that handle the majority of traffic offenses. Motorists that are cited for traffic-related offenses should always consult with a seasoned defense attorney.

Cumberland County 07/2018 – 06/2019

Cases Added

DWI

1,154

Traffic

46,461

Parking

4,463

Penalty Point Accumulation

The Division of Motor Vehicles allows for “penalty points” to be imposed for traffic offenses. Drivers that accumulate six points in three years are subject to a $150 surcharge. Driver's that accumulate 12 points are subject to a driver's license suspension.

Fines Imposed

The courts will generally impose fines and court costs on those who commit traffic violations. For example, those convicted of reckless driving may be fined up to $200. Failing to pay fines can result in having a warrant issued for your arrest and a suspension of your driving privileges. In many cases, the court will allow for fines to be paid in installments.

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Drivers found to be operating a motor vehicle when under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be charged with DWI. The legal limit for alcohol is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08%. Drivers that are intoxicated by narcotics, hallucinogens or other habit-forming drugs may also be charged with DWI. The limits for those under 21 years old is merely .01%

DWI Penalties: First-Time Offenders

All DWI offenders in New Jersey must attend an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) program or similar alcohol safety class. Offenders are also responsible for installing and maintaining an ignition interlock device (IID) on their vehicle.

  • The penalties when BAC is between .08 and .10% are a maximum fine of $400 and IID installation
  • The penalties when BAC is between .10 and .15% are a maximum fine of $500 and IID installation for up to one year
  • The penalties when BAC exceeds .15% include a maximum fine of $500 and IID installation may be required for up to 21 months

Benefits of Having a Traffic Violation Attorney

Those who simply plead guilty to violations may potentially expose themselves to unforeseen penalties and risk accumulating penalty points. With these and most legal matters, it is strongly suggested that you consult with experienced counsel. Your attorney may challenge the evidence and engage in negotiations on your behalf.

Traffic court venues today are often handling an overwhelming number of cases and tend to move hastily. Having experienced counsel will better ensure that you are afforded your right to due process and seek to minimize fines and penalties.

Experienced Attorney for Traffic Offenses

Those cited for violating traffic laws may face potentially adverse consequences. Joseph D. Lento is an attorney with a strong understanding of how to defend clients in these matters. He employs comprehensive defense strategies and negotiation tactics to pursue positive outcomes. For a case consultation, contact the office today at (888) 535-3686.  

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