Accumulating twelve motor vehicle points is easier than one might think. One citation for improper passing and you’re already a third of the way there. This is a crowded state, not to mention one in which you need a license to work, take care of your family and simply survive. It could start with that delightful little notice in the mail saying that you’ve reached the magical threshold of six or more points. And now, with you on the hook for license surcharges or suspension, it’s important to realize that you do have options that can help you keep costs down and keep your driving privileges.
Keep Your License and Your Money Right in Your Wallet
There are a variety of judicial mechanisms of which New Jersey drivers can avail themselves when they’re faced with having to give up their licenses or pay immense for the privileges of driving. It helps to have an experienced New Jersey attorney to help you choose the best option for you. New Jersey’s traffic and motor vehicle laws are unlike any other in the country and navigating them very often takes trained and thoughtful advocacy.
What Options Do You Have?
Some of the more common avenues to avoid surcharges and suspensions include:
- Consulting with the Prosecutor – Your attorney will take the time to speak with the prosecutor on your behalf to see what options are available to you. Pleading to a lesser charge for fewer or no points is a common way of avoiding costly point accumulation.
- Taking A Defensive Driver’s Course – One course of action may help when it’s looking like points are building up a little too fast for your liking. You can get a little education, and take some points off your existing license while you’re at it. Information about defensive driving courses are available on the NJMVC website. Notably, drivers are eligible to take one course every five years.
- Partnering with the Right Attorney – If you think you’re in the right, you’ll want the help of an experienced attorney to act on your behalf in court. The right lawyer knows just the right questions to ask, as well as the intricacies of the New Jersey motor vehicle code.
Get the Best Help Now
The professional and experienced legal team at Beninato & Matrafajlo are ready to help you keep your license and avoid costly penalties, no matter what the infraction. Contact our office today to learn how we can assist you.