A traffic violation can be hard to swallow for any driver; but it can be especially hard for a new driver who recently got his or her driver’s license permit. Under New Jersey law, when a driver gets a license, her or she is considered probationary for the first two years. During this time period, the smallest traffic violation can have significant effects. To avoid the harsh consequences, it is best to immediately consult a New Jersey traffic ticket attorney.
The Consequences of Traffic Violations For a New Driver
A new or provisional driver can face more immediate or harsher consequences for a traffic ticket than a more seasoned driver. For instance:
- A motorist with a provisional license must enroll in the Probationary Driver School Program if he or she gets two infractions totaling four or more points. If the driver fails to complete the program, it may result in the suspension of his or her driving privileges.
- A driver with a provisional license does not qualify for a plea to a no-point violation.
- Provisional license drivers are required to have a decal affixed to their cars throughout the two-year time period.
If you or a loved one holding a provisional license receive a traffic ticket, it is in your best interest to obtain legal assistance from an experienced New Jersey traffic ticket attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your legal options. With the help of a good attorney, your ticket may be dismissed and you may not have to face any harsh consequences.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with New Jersey traffic ticket attorney Dan Matrafajlo, please the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404.