NJ Tickets - NJ Moving Violations
Driving on the roads of New Jersey means accepting the many (and always increasing) rules of the road. And New Jersey police are always on the lookout for traffic offenders of any kind! The state of New Jersey employs a point system that varies depending on the severity of the offense to apply to each moving violation a driver is found guilty of. These points are placed on a drivers’ driving record in addition to any fines and penalties attached to the moving violation. For instance a lesser offense such as failing to stop at a stop sign carries two points where as a DWI carries more than double that amount. The more points you have on your driving record, the more issues you will run into including license suspension and high car insurance rates. In some instances, a New Jersey moving violation can also result in jail time.
Too many points is one of the more common reasons for an NJMVC drivers’ license suspension. Here are some of the more common New Jersey moving violations and their corresponding penalties:
- Improper passing (N.J.S.A. 27:23-29): 4 points
- Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk (N.J.S.A 39:4-35): 2 points
- Improper U-turn (N.J.S.A. 39:4-125): 3 points
- Exceeding maximum speed by over 30 MPH (N.J.S.A. 4-98): 5 points
It only takes 12 points from various moving violations to get your license suspended. One thing many New Jersey drivers don’t realize is that by simply paying the ticket you are also admitting guilt. This is not something that is clear in the language of the traffic ticket. Many individuals also do not realize that they have the right to fight the ticket which can result in a reduction or dismissal of the charges against them.
Working with an experienced New Jersey traffic ticket attorney can help you avoid points and penalties all together. In many instances, the money you spend working with an attorney to fight your traffic ticket will ultimately save you thousands of dollars down the line. Get in touch with the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt to discuss your options today!
The Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt
At the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, I have the experience you want fighting your New Jersey traffic ticket. I also help out of state drivers that were ticketed while in New Jersey. If you have recently been cited with a moving violation, give me a call before you pay the ticket to discuss your options. You first consultation with me is always free and I am available 24/7. Give the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt a call today! I look forward to speaking with you!