Gloucester County Traffic Offense Attorney

A large coalition was formed in New Jersey that joined a larger national roadway safety initiative known as Toward Zero Deaths to reduce traffic-related fatalities. One key component of this program is to more aggressively enforce traffic laws. Here in Gloucester County, the majority of these cases are heard in the 16 Municipal Court venues throughout. The chart below illustrates the high number of cases heard.

Gloucester County 07/2018 – 06/2019

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Understanding Traffic Court Appearance Requirements

Many relatively minor traffic citations can be resolved without making an appearance in court. This option is indicated on a traffic ticket. The motorist may simply waive their right to contest the infraction by signing the Appearance, Plea, and Waiver and paying the amount required. Those who are required to appear in court or those with multiple violations are strongly encouraged to consult with a lawyer.

New Jersey Penalty Points for Violations

The Division of Motor Vehicles maintains a schedule of violations and their corresponding “penalty points.” Each motorist's driving record contains the details of points accumulated. Many minor infractions are two-point violations and this increases based on the severity of the offense. Motorists who accrue 12 points with have their driver's license suspended.

Fines and Monetary Penalties

Traffic violations carry fines that can be significant. For example, a fine of up to $200 applies for reckless driving and up to a $500 fine may be imposed for driving with a suspended license. Courts may permit defendants to pay their fines in installments or allow for completion of community service to reduce their fines.

The New Jersey Surcharge Violation System (NJSVS) requires motorists that accumulate six or more points to pay an annual penalty. Automobile insurance companies will also impose increases in the premiums (rates) of coverage for drivers that accrue traffic violations.

Failing to Appear in Court

Drivers that are issued a citation that requires a court appearance must comply. Those who fail to appear may have a warrant issued for their arrest and have their driving privileges suspended.

License Suspensions and Habitual Offenders

Certain serious offenses may result in a suspension of driving privileges. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission requires that a restoration fee is paid and other requirements are met before reinstatement. Any driver that accrues three suspensions in three years is classified as a habitual offender and will face further penalties.

How Will a Traffic Offense Lawyer Help?

The aforementioned chart shows that roughly 100,000 traffic-related cases are handled annually across Gloucester County. The court administrators often proceed hastily to process this large caseload and may fail to properly consider the individual right to due process of the accused. Your attorney may challenge the evidence, engage in negotiation, and otherwise ensure that your rights are protected.

Effective Legal Representation for Traffic Violations in New Jersey

Drivers that are charged with serious traffic infractions and/or those who have accumulated multiple violations may face harsh consequences. Joseph D. Lento is an attorney that has been aggressively representing motorists facing these challenges for many years. Contact the office today for a consultation at (888)535-3686.

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