No one plans to get a traffic ticket, but it is inevitable that you will be cited with a traffic violation at some point in your driving career. When you do, it is imperative that you take all steps necessary to fight the New Jersey traffic citation in order to avoid the negative consequences. Consequences of a ticket can be quite severe, including hikes on your insurance premiums, expensive fines, points on your driving record, and possible license suspension if you accrue 12 or more points.
Just because you received a ticket, however, does not mean you can’t fight it and get it dismissed. The first step in your fight you should be to hire a NJ traffic tickets attorney to handle your ticket case.
Serious NJ Traffic Violations
When it comes to traffic tickets that can impact your license and car insurance, it is vital that you hire a competent attorney to help fight your case. Certain serious violations carry fines that are much higher and some even carry a risk of jail time. The following violations are only some of the more serious ones that you can be charged with:
- Commercial Driver’s License violations
- Driving on a suspended license
- Driving under the influence or driving while intoxication (DUI/DWI)
- Leaving the scene of the accident
The penalties for each of these traffic violations are even harsher than the average traffic citation and the risk is even greater if you attempt to represent yourself in court.
Why You Should Hire a Ticket Attorney
Many drivers think they can fight a “simple” traffic citation on their own. Unfortunately, like many things that may seem simple, there is more complexity then meets the eye. In most cases, dozens of cases will be heard at the same time during any given court session. This means, you will have only a few minute to make your case.
Unless if you are fluent in New Jersey traffic ticket law, you may have a difficult time proving your case and putting forth a strategic plan to get your ticket dismissed. The simple truth is that most traffic violations are strict liability offenses, meaning that if the prosecutor can prove the offense happened, you will be found guilty regardless of your intention.
Call a New Jersey Traffic Ticket Attorney Today
If you or someone you know was cited with a traffic violation, an experienced attorney can help fight the ticket and avoid the negative consequences. Call Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law, LLC at 908-355-7100 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.