You’re cruising around Trenton, the capital city of New Jersey, and you’re enjoying the sights — the historic manors, the downtown skyline, maybe even headed to a famous restaurant or a site from the Revolutionary War. But you make one little mistake. You don’t notice the stop sign that was hidden over a hill, you go a little too fast down a hill, or you run a red light because the yellow light was shorter than you expected. And before you know it, you have a traffic ticket from the city of Trenton.
Getting a traffic ticket can ruin your day and cause you all kinds of problems. A Trenton traffic ticket can land you with hundreds of dollars of fines to pay, having to have points added to your driver’s license, and in cases involving DUIs, might even land you in a Trenton jail. Don’t let your ticket make it harder to travel around the capital or cost you a small fortune. Contact a Trenton traffic lawyer instead to start working on your case right away.
Unfortunately, getting a traffic ticket often entails more than just paying a small fine and moving on with your life. In some cases, a Trenton traffic ticket has many other consequences that will follow you even after you pay the fine. New Jersey has a fairly regulated point system that they use as a way to punish you for certain traffic violations. The more points on your license, the more difficult it is for you to drive freely. If you have six or more points on your license from various violations, you will have to pay surcharges to any fines you receive, and under New Jersey law, insurance companies can increase your premiums for up to three years. Twelve points on your license can mean your license is suspended and you won’t have the freedom to travel around the state’s capital city. It may even keep you from getting a job in Trenton, because some places won’t hire someone who doesn’t have a license.
This is why you should wait to make a decision about what to do about your Trenton ticket. Do not just pay the fine and think it will be over, because your ticket may come with other penalties that you can’t get rid of by throwing money at them. It is important that you instead work with a Trenton traffic attorney instead to lessen the penalties overall or even get the ticket voided altogether. Challenging your ticket is the best way to go to avoid fines, points, and increased premiums and surcharges.
Take a deep breath and call us right away so we can get started on your case. Our experienced lawyers will help reduce your penalties and get you the peace of mind you deserve. We firmly believe that no one should have to suffer such enormous consequences for one mistake behind the wheel.
Working with a lawyer will also improve your chances in traffic court. Because we do our work in New Jersey, we know the laws and the legal structures of traffic violations in the state and in Trenton specifically. We can help you find ways to prove that you were not at fault for your traffic ticket, including proving obstructed signs or inadequate police officer training. In addition, judges are far more likely to listen to your case with a lawyer on your side — traffic court judges are notorious for not listening to defendants and for assuming that the police officer who wrote the ticket is always right.
Don’t worry about if this is your very first traffic ticket or if you have many. Whether you were charged with a simple infraction, a misdemeanor, or even a felony for drunk driving, we are ready and willing to assist you with your case. We will step in to represent you if you need to work or are uncomfortable speaking on your own behalf. Also, because we specifically specialize in traffic tickets, we are better suited to handle your case than a general practice lawyer. We also seek to be affordable for all of our clients, and working with a lawyer will cost much less than the fines, surcharges, and insurance premium increases that could result from your violation. And don’t worry about calling us in the first place — we offer free consultations so we can freely talk about your case and determine the best course of action.
Don’t suffer because of your one driving mistake. Call a Trenton traffic lawyer today at (856) 295-2100.