You’re headed home to Mount Holly after a busy, bustling day in Philadelphia. Perhaps you just want to get home quickly to rest and enjoy some quiet moments away from work, which makes you drive a little too fast as you exit off of I-95 or roll through a stop sign on High Street on your way home rather than take the time to come to a full stop. Maybe you entered the intersection just as the light turned red, hoping you could get through on a yellow light but just barely missing. Unfortunately for you, the red light camera caught you, or a nearby police officer pulled you over, and you are now facing the consequences of a traffic ticket.
So what happens now? What do you do with this ticket? Your first thought is probably to pay the Mount Holly local government their fine and move on, leaving the ticket and the whole incident behind you. Unfortunately, this is much easier said than done. The way that New Jersey traffic laws work means that you will probably be dealing with the consequences from this ticket for months, even years, after you receive the ticket.
The point system in New Jersey assigns different traffic violations a certain number of points, and if you are charged with one of these violations, the corresponding points are added to your driver’s license. Because most violations are worth between two and four points, they can add up quickly, which can have some pretty serious consequences for you. If you get six or more points added to your license, you will have to pay certain surcharges based on the number of points that you are responsible for in addition to any fines you have received. Insurance companies can also increase your premiums under New Jersey law. Twelve points on your license means you could have your license suspended and you will not have the freedom to drive yourself around Mount Holly. Another way to get your license suspended, and probably even serve some jail time, is to be charged with a DUI.
Thankfully, you do have other options besides accepting your guilt, paying the fine, and dealing with the fallout. You can always plead innocent to your ticket and face the evidence in traffic court. When you choose to take this route, be sure to get in touch right away with a Mount Holly traffic lawyer who can make sure you have the strongest case possible before you walk into the courtroom. Our attorneys, who are experts in fighting New Jersey traffic tickets, will build you the best case and provide the best counsel for your case.
In fact, your case will automatically be stronger when you have a lawyer on your side. Judges aren’t usually friendly or sympathetic to defendants who come in to court solo, because the judges often believe the word of the police officer over that of the defendant. However, defendants who walk into court with one of our lawyers on their side have a much better chance of having their case heard, because our lawyers will ensure that they have the records and documents to prove the strength of your case. They can prove that the officer who wrote your ticket was not properly trained to use the speed gun that caught you, for example, or that you had cause to run the red light if the person behind you would have hit you if you had stopped.
For many people, getting a traffic ticket is not unfamiliar — you may have already gotten a traffic ticket and are concerned because this is a multiple offense, meaning you will be treated more harshly in court. If this is not your first DUI, you are guaranteed to face a tough court decision without a lawyer on your side. But regardless of whether this is your first traffic violation or one of several, our lawyers have the knowledge, the skills, and the capability to defend your case. Our fees are low because we want to help our clients fight the harsh penalties of traffic tickets, and you will be saving a significant amount of money by working with a lawyer than if you have to pay a fine, surcharges, and years of high insurance premiums. We also provide free initial consultations to clients so we can talk about your case and get a plan in action. Don’t let your Mount Holly traffic ticket follow you for years. Call our offices immediately at (856) 295-2100.