Traffic Violation Charges in New Jersey
Traffic violations in New Jersey can have a serious impact on everything from your ability to drive to the cost of your insurance to applying for certain jobs. Depending on the severity of the offense, a person may face fines, license suspension or even jail time. Even though sometimes an individual may be able to simply pay the fine and not be required to appear in court, an attorney can help prevent you from receiving points on your license. Maintaining a clean, points-free license is critical.
We Handle All Types of Traffic Offenses:
- DUI or DWI
- Refusal of breathalyzer
- Reckless driving
- Careless driving
- Driving without insurance
- Passing a stopped school bus
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Cell phone use
Bench Warrants in NJ
If an individual receives a ticket for any of the above and fails to show up in court, the judge can issue a bench warrant for arrest and suspend that person’s license. An accumulation of ignored tickets and court dates can lead to more severe repercussions in addition to the original charge for the violation.
Fines and Penalties in NJ Municipal Court
Almost all traffic matters are heard in the local municipal court of the town or city where the violation occurred. Fines can be heavy, often topping $1000. Suspensions can be severe as well, ranging from days to decades depending on the type of violation. The law changes every day with regard to traffic matters and DUI; it pays to have an attorney who knows what they are doing and can help you navigate the New Jersey license restoration process.
It is crucial to have proper representation when facing traffic violations in order to avoid hefty fines and/or points on your driver’s license. Having the proper defense is a must. Dean I. Schneider has been defending the rights of clients in Municipal Court for more than 40 years. He also has the added benefit of 13 years experience as a municipal prosecutor. We can help!