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Central New Jersey Traffic Violations: A Simple and Straightforward Process

Central Jersey is real. It is home to businesses, cultural institutions, major universities, beaches, the state capital of New Jersey, and all the traffic that comes with them. Streets are congested with vehicles; traffic tickets are almost inevitable.

Fortunately, a traffic violations lawyer from our team can provide timely assistance when handling Central New Jersey traffic tickets.

Attorney Jay Silverberg understands how frustrating and time-consuming a traffic citation can be. Not only is there an emotional toll, but there are also financial repercussions. Besides the expense of the fine and possible court fees, insurance rates can spike.  To make matters worse, in New Jersey traffic violations often result in significant surcharges. In addition, if one has been particularly unfortunate, there is always a risk of a suspended license.

These are all factors you should consider when determining whether to fight your ticket. We can help you navigate this decision.

Silverberg Law Firm LLC will offer advice and a direct pathway to resolve your specific situation as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you have received a traffic ticket in any of the following counties: Middlesex County, Monmouth County, or Mercer County, contact us to discuss your options.

Why you should not just pay a traffic ticket

Many people think that paying and moving on is the quickest and best way to deal with a traffic ticket. Unfortunately, paying a traffic ticket can have dire consequences. Paying the ticket means you are admitting guilt and you are convicted of a traffic offense. In New Jersey, conviction on a traffic offense means that you can face a fine, points to your driving record, possible suspension of your driver’s license, surcharges, and even time in jail. In addition, your motor insurance premium is likely to increase.

So, you should never ignore the ticket, or just pay the fine. Paying the fine or not defending yourself successfully can have significant consequences. You should always consider speaking to a New Jersey traffic violations lawyer before deciding how to respond to a traffic ticket.  In some instances, it may not pay to fight it.  In others, it is well worth the trouble.

When you are issued a traffic ticket, it is a stressful and potentially expensive experience. Established Central New Jersey attorney Jay Silverberg will provide easy to understand options and advice for addressing your legal issues. He offers direct and straightforward strategies to try to minimize the effects the traffic ticket has on your license and insurance. Call now to learn how an experienced New Jersey lawyer can assist you in disputing a traffic ticket, speeding ticket, truck ticket, suspension, or other moving violation.

Choosing The Right Attorney

When you’re searching for an attorney, it is important that you find someone who will pay personal attention to your situation. You need an attorney who will give you a clear picture of your situation at every juncture so you can make decisions. Very importantly, you need an attorney with significant subject matter experience. For more about Jay L. Silverberg’s experience and background click here

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Central New Jersey Traffic ticket penalties

  • New Jersey Traffic Violation Fines

Each traffic ticket in New Jersey carries a potential fine that depends on the severity of the violation. In addition, for more serious violations like Reckless Driving or Driving While Intoxicated, you can end up in jail.

For Speeding tickets, one of the most common traffic tickets, the fine depends on the speed that you were driving at the time. For driving 1-9 mph over the limit, the fine is $85. If you drive 35-39mph over the limit, the fine is $260. If you exceed the speed limit by 40 mph or more, you must appear in court. The fines are even higher in safe corridors or construction zones. There are additional surcharges that may apply.

Although the fine might be significant, that is often the least of your problems.

  • Points

In addition to a fine, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission can add points to your driving record. For speeding, 2-5 points can be added, depending on the speed. For Tailgating, 5 points, Failing to Yield at an intersection 2 points, Reckless Driving, 5 points, and so on. As soon as you accumulate a certain number of points you can lose your driving privileges.

The good news is that the New Jersey MVC deducts 3 points from your record every year that you complete without a moving violation ticket.

  • License Suspension

Having a driver’s license is not a right. It is a privilege that can be withdrawn under certain conditions. In New Jersey, if you accumulate 12 points in 2 years or 15 points in more than a 2-year period, your driver’s license can be suspended for 30 days or more.

  • Surcharges

In New Jersey, certain violations, such as Driving with a suspended license, carry a surcharge if convicted. The surcharge for Driving with a suspended license is $250 per year for three years. This type of surcharge is referred to as a conviction-based surcharge.

In addition, there is a point-based surcharge. If you get 6 or more points within 3 years on your driving record, you will receive a surcharge of $150 per year for three years, plus an additional $25 per year for three years for every additional point on your record. If you fail to pay a surcharge, your license will be suspended.

 How can a New Jersey traffic attorney help you if you receive a traffic ticket?

  • Contesting the New Jersey Traffic Violation

As with any criminal offense, the prosecution must prove the case against you beyond a reasonable doubt. It may be possible to challenge the evidence. You can fight the ticket and have the right to challenge the evidence. How was your speed measured, was the radar gun still under maintenance?

An experienced lawyer will assess the evidence and help you to prepare and present a solid defense or negotiate a deal with the prosecution.

  • Reduce the fine or get the case dismissed

Your lawyer can endeavor to get the charge reduced or even dismissed. There are many reasons why a traffic ticket can be downgraded. Maybe the officer did not follow proper procedure, or two witnesses gave conflicting versions of what happened. Depending on the circumstances, your lawyer can negotiate with the prosecution to reduce a moving violation to a non-moving violation which carries a lesser penalty.

Your lawyer might be able to get your ticket reduced to a lower point violation. Getting the ticket reduced from Reckless to Careless Driving, for example, can have a significant impact on the penalty.  If you are a first offender, you may even be eligible for a Conditional Discharge as part of a New Jersey probation program.

In some circumstances, you may face multiple tickets. The prosecution may agree to dismiss certain violations in return for a guilty plea on others. A good traffic lawyer will be familiar with the procedure and attitudes of the prosecution.

  • Fight a suspension

We all know that having your license suspended can have dire lifestyle and financial consequences. Defending a suspension can be difficult. When your license is subject to suspension, either you or your New Jersey traffic attorney must appear in court in person. When you receive a notice of proposed suspension from the state you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer can contest the suspension by requesting a hearing to argue your case.

Attorney Jay Silverberg is Your Central New Jersey Traffic Ticket Lawyer

If you have received a traffic ticket in any of the following counties: Middlesex County, Monmouth County, or Mercer County, contact Silverberg Law Firm LLC as soon as possible.

Attorney Jay Silverberg understands that even a small traffic fine can become a huge problem. After 30 years as a practicing attorney, he has the knowledge and the skills to help you to fight for your rights and obtain the best outcome for your case.

Jay Silverberg will explain the law to you and help you understand the elements and consequences of your violation. Understanding the difference between Reckless Driving and Careless Driving and the consequences of a conviction on either of those charges can, for example, make a significant difference in how you approach your case. If you are convicted of Reckless Driving, you can be fined between $50-$200, be sent to jail for up to 60 days, or both, and have your license suspended. You will also have 5 points added to your driving record. Upon a conviction of Careless Driving, you may be fined $52-$202 and you will have 2 points against your record. A traffic lawyer knows that the difference between the two charges lies in the intent of the driver and can help you to contest the case, or endeavor to get the violation reduced.

Silverberg Law Firm LLC can assist to endeavor to minimize the fine and other expenses, to try to avoid having your license suspended or revoked, reduce, or eliminate points assigned to your record and, thereby, avoid an increase in your automobile insurance rates.  We cannot promise results, but we will do our best for you.

If you are facing a serious traffic violation in Central New Jersey, such as DUI, Jay Silverberg has the experience to help you to obtain the best outcome in any criminal trial that may follow.

Quick, Effective and Affordable Legal Representation

When you are issued a traffic ticket, it is a stressful and potentially expensive experience. Established Central New Jersey attorney Jay Silverberg will provide easy to understand options and advice for addressing your legal issues. He offers direct and straightforward solutions to reduce fines and minimize the effects the traffic ticket has on your license and insurance. Call now to learn how an experienced New Jersey lawyer can assist you in disputing a traffic ticket, speeding ticket, truck ticket, suspension, or other moving violation.

Speak to Silverberg Law Firm LLC about Defending your Central New Jersey Traffic Ticket

If you are facing a serious traffic ticket or have several tickets against you, you need a strong lawyer on your side. Paying the fine or being convicted may be costly. At Silverberg Law Firm we understand that the consequences can be significant to you and your family. Speak to us as soon as possible. We have the experience and the commitment to protect your rights and minimize the risks you are facing.

We assist clients with all traffic tickets and traffic violations throughout Central New Jersey, including:

Whatever your violation, Attorney Silverberg will explain your rights to you and help you navigate the process of fighting a traffic ticket as effectively as possible. Whether you want to fight the case, contest a suspension, or ask for a reduction, Jay L. Silverberg can handle your NJ traffic matter.

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