If you are pulled over for a moving violation, there is a good chance you will have to fight a fine or additional consequences. Many people do not consider a speeding ticket to be a big deal, but they may also be surprised if they knew what the consequences of even just a speeding ticket are. If you are charged with a moving violation, you should seriously consider hiring an experienced traffic violation attorney. Keep in mind, it is not just the ticket you will have to deal with. You will most likely also affect your insurance premiums and have to face additional fines. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the traffic violations an attorney can downgrade?
If you hire a knowledegable attorney, you may be able to either downgrade the severity of your ticket or dismiss the case altogether. Some of the traffic violations our firm may be able to downgrade are:
- Cell phone violations
- Reckless driving
- Disregarding traffic signs or signals
- Failure to yield
- Driving without a license
- Causing an accident that results in a personal injury
- Failure to yield
What are the moving violation penalties in New Jersey?
One of the most commonly issued moving violations is speeding tickets. If you have been caught speeding in the state of New Jersey, you may be facing some serious consequences. The New Jersey violation point system is as follows:
- 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 2-point violation
- 15-30 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 4-point violation
- Over 30 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 5-point violation
You should also note that these tickets will come with a corresponding set of fines, a rise in your insurance premium, and applicable driving state surcharges.
What is reckless driving?
You may be charged with reckless driving if you are willfully and wantonly disregarding the safety of others on the road. This offense may include speeding, driving under the influence, and more. If you exceed over 100 miles per hour on the road, a judge may convict you of reckless driving. This ticket comes with heavy fines and a potential suspension of your license.
What is a plea bargain?
Excluding severe traffic tickets, such as a DWI, most traffic violations can be plea bargained. However, prosecutors are limited, and can only downgrade a ticket so much. This is why you should hire an experienced attorney to fight for the best results possible.
Contact our New Jersey firm
If you or someone you know was charged with a traffic violation and wishes to speak with an experienced attorney, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway today.