Traffic Charge in Woodbridge Township NJ
Given Woodbridge Township’s proximity to most of New Jersey’s major highways, including The Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike, and Route 1, it has a higher than average prevalence of traffic violations being doled out on an annual basis. In the past year alone (2014), Woodbridge Township Municipal Court heard 28,857 traffic violations and, the year before (2013), that number was over 30,000.
We have all been given tickets at some point in our lives but often mistakenly believe that there is nothing that can be done to avoid the points and other penalties. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, with employ several former municipal prosecutors and a team with decades of history appearing in Woodbridge Municipal Court. We can provide skilled representation to any motor vehicle summons including those involving:
- Careless Driving
- Reckless Driving
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Driving Without Insurance
- Driving While Suspended or Revoked
- Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle
Motor Vehicle Violation in Woodbridge Township
As was hinted at above, it is imperative that you obtain legal counsel to fight these charges for a number of reasons. First and foremost, if you accumulate a certain number of points on your license, 12 or more in the State of New Jersey, your license will be suspended. This is particularly important when one considers that you can only lose points from your license once given if you manage to not obtain a ticket for one calendar year. Even when you do manage to avoid getting a ticket for a year, the reduction in points from your license is only three points per year, meaning all it would take is one big points speeding ticket for you to be right back where you started. Avoidance of loss of license should be yours and your attorney’s first goal in dealing with your traffic offense. Loss of license, apart from the inconvenience it poses to the driver, can also have far more sweeping consequences, like potentially loss of employment if you are unable to get to work now.
Your attorney’s second goal should be minimizing your exposure to fines and surcharges that are often associated with a broad array of these moving violations. While usually the fines range from a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand dollars, a conviction could have much bigger effects in its relation to its ability to increase your cost of automobile insurance. Therefore you want an attorney who is focused on minimizing your exposure to fines and penalties, in addition to protecting your right to drive in the state of New Jersey.
Last, but certainly not least, there are a small number of traffic offenses that are severe enough to lead to the possibility of incarceration. If you have had the misfortune to commit a traffic violation that could potentially open you up to spending time behind bars, you cannot afford to be without not only competent, but the best representation that you can afford to hire on your matter.
Woodbridge Motor Vehicle Summons Lawyer
Our team of defense lawyers is committed to helping you achieve the best results possible on your traffic violation case in Woodbridge NJ. Each and every attorney, including our former prosecutors, has considerable experience defending motor vehicle tickets and can get you the outcome you need in Woodbridge Municipal Court. Assistance from an attorney who is knowledgeable in traffic violations is ready to answer your questions and guide you to a successful outcome. Call us for immediate assistance at 732-634-0700.