You’re venturing out to historic Lambertville, anxious to explore the antique shops, to see the landmarks, and to peruse the galleries and coffee shops that make the town so unique. But as it is so very easy to do, you commit a basic and fairly harmless traffic offense. Maybe you roll through a stop sign you weren’t expecting, or you drive a little too fast in a residential part of Lambertville that has an unusually low speed limit. And to top it all off, you get caught by a police officer, who does not hesitate to write you up a traffic ticket. Suddenly, the quaintness of Lambertville is completely ruined while you try to figure out how to deal with this ticket.
It can be really hard to figure out what to do with your traffic ticket, which is why most people just admit their own guilt, pay the fine, and think that they can get on with their lives. Unfortunately, they are wrong in that paying the fine makes the ticket “go away.” Too often, New Jersey traffic tickets come with other penalties tacked on besides the fine that can make it really hard to escape the consequences.
Because of New Jersey’s strict points policy, certain traffic violations result in points being added to your driver’s license. More serious violations result in more points, and as points add up, you can expect even more consequences. Six points on your license means that you will have to pay additional charges on top of any fines you get, and under New Jersey law, your insurance company can even increase your premiums for as long as three years. If you have twelve points on your license, your license could be suspended and you might not be able to take those side trips around Lambertville that you enjoy. And, of course, if you are charged with a DWI, you may find yourself behind bars in a Lambertville jail. These are lasting consequences that could cause you some serious problems down the road.
Luckily, if you have gotten a traffic ticket in Lambertville, you have certain rights, and you do not have to accept that you are guilty and take the ticket at face value. Now that you know that paying the fine doesn’t make the ticket disappear, you should start considering working with a Lambertville traffic lawyer. Our experienced attorneys have the knowledge and the skills to help reduce the penalties you receive or even to have your ticket completely expunged. If you choose to plead innocent to your ticket, your lawyer will go with you to court and help you face the evidence and create a strong case to defend you.
By calling a Lambertville traffic attorney, you can rest easy knowing that your case is being handled by the best of the best. We feel that the people of New Jersey should not have to deal with harsh consequences for making a simple traffic mistake that may have not even been their own faults.
When you take your case to traffic court, you will automatically have a better chance at winning if you have a lawyer on your side. As unfortunate as it is, judges do not tend to side with the defendant if it is their word against the police officer’s, choosing instead to believe law enforcement’s side of the story. Your lawyer will make sure that the judge considers your side of the case and will be able to access the records and documents that will make your case even stronger. They can prove that the stop sign you blew through was actually obstructed from view, or that the officer who wrote your ticket wasn’t properly trained and could have made a mistake.
Whether this is the first time you have dealt with a traffic ticket or one of many, we know exactly how to help you. And even if you were charged with something as steep as a felony for a DWI instead of a simple violation or misdemeanor, we are ready to willing to assist you on your case. Furthermore, we provide very affordable services because we feel that working with a lawyer should cost much less than having to deal with your increased insurance premiums or steep fines from your ticket. This is why we provide free initial consultations to our clients to help them set up the strongest case possible. So don’t keep waiting — call us immediately to get your case started.