You’re finally coming home from a quick trip or from your job in NYC, just across the Raritan River. You’ve exited off of the busy I-95, and maybe you didn’t slow down quite enough when you exited off the highway. You’re eager to get home, so maybe you don’t come to the most full and complete stop possible at a stop sign. Or maybe you see the light turn yellow and you think you have enough time to make it through an intersection in East Brunswick, but you enter just as the light turns red. And then you hear the dreaded sound of police sirens and see blue lights in your rearview mirror, and you know what’s coming next — a traffic ticket.
It may be tempting at first just to admit your guilt and pay the fine on the traffic ticket, because then you’ll be done with the ticket, right? Wrong. New Jersey traffic tickets come with other penalties and consequences attached to them, ones that are longer lasting than fines and can be just as much of a burden on you.
East Brunswick operates under the New Jersey statewide point system, so if you receive a traffic violation in the township, you will probably have points added to your license, usually ranging from one to three points. If these points add up to six, you will have to pay additional surcharges as well as any fines you owe, and your insurance company has the right to increase your premiums for as long as three years. If these points ultimately add up to twelve, you could have your license suspended and have to rely on other forms of transportation to commute or travel. In addition, DUIs in New Jersey not only result in fines but also usually result in a stay behind bars.
You may feel stuck with your traffic ticket and fear that you have no options, but that is simply not true. You are well within your rights to plead innocent to your traffic ticket and to go to traffic court to have your case heard by a judge. If you do so, it is in your best interests to work with an East Brunswick traffic lawyer on your case. Our attorneys work exclusively to fight traffic tickets in New Jersey, and our knowledge of the traffic laws in the state and in East Brunswick make us invaluable allies in court.
Unfortunately, many judges in traffic courts tend to disregard a defendant who does not have a lawyer, instead believing everything the police officer says. But if you have a lawyer on your side fighting your case, the judge is statistically much more likely to consider your case over the word of the police officer. Your lawyer will have the knowledge and the legal ability to make a strong case to prove that the speed limit sign was hidden from plain view, or that the yellow light changed much too quickly to be considered standard. With these arguments and the documents and records to back them up, you could have your penalties reduced or even have your violation dismissed altogether by the judge. Our East Brunswick traffic attorneys have had great success defending their clients against the harsh penalties of their traffic tickets.
This may not even be your first time in traffic court, which means that you may be facing even harsher penalties, because judges do not look favorably upon repeat offenders. Those who have it the hardest are people with multiple DWIs on record. But our lawyers want to help you no matter how many times you’ve been to traffic court or been arrested for a DUI or DWI. We will help our clients regardless of any other outstanding circumstances, because we believe that no one should have to suffer the harsh consequences imposed upon people who have been charged with traffic violations.
You also should not have to worry about expensive lawyer fees to fight your case, which is why we keep our fees low and affordable. It will cost you much less to work with one of our talented and experienced traffic lawyers than to pay fines and years of increased insurance premiums and additional surcharges. And when you first come to us with your case, we always provide a free initial consultation, so we can sit down with you and review your case with no pressure. Please do not hesitate to call our offices today to get your traffic ticket case started.