You are driving in Washington Township of Gloucester County, possibly traveling to work or out to a nearby city like Philadelphia or Camden. Anyone who has spent any time out on the roads knows how easy it is to make a mistake while driving. Maybe you’re lost and miss a stop sign, or maybe you don’t notice that the speed limit changes halfway down a big hill. But if a police officer sees you, they are not going to assume that it was an honest mistake — they will probably still write you a traffic ticket for the offense.

The penalties you face from your traffic ticket will vary, but regardless, all penalties from traffic tickets under New Jersey law are serious enough to have lasting effects and should not be ignored or dismissed as trivial. In fact, even just paying your fine will not get rid of all of the penalties you face for traffic tickets in New Jersey. This is why it is very important to know what offense results in which penalties, and what the consequences of those penalties are. Once you choose to fight your traffic ticket, as you have the right to do, you need to contact a Washington traffic ticket lawyer right away to get started on going over your case and the best way to defend it in court.

So what do the penalties for traffic tickets in New Jersey look like? Each traffic ticket has different fines and penalties, but almost all of them result in points being added to your license under the New Jersey DMV points system. For certain traffic violations, points are added in a database to your driver’s license, and the more points you accumulate, the worse the penalties. Offenses such as speeding 1 to 14 miles above the speed limit will mean that two points are added to your license. Others, such as speeding greater than 15 miles above the speed limit or improper passing on major highways and expressways, mean that four points will be added to your license, and there are even some violations that result in five to eight points added to your license. If you have enough violations to get six points total on your license, New Jersey law states that your car insurance company can increase your premiums each month, and you will also have to pay a surcharge (based on the number of points over six that you have on your license) in addition to the fines or other fees you owe from your traffic violations. If you get tickets for even more traffic violations and the total points on your license equals twelve or more, then you will probably have your license suspended, which will prevent you from driving freely and having control over where and when you travel.

You may be wondering what to do now that you’ve gotten the ticket and know what kind of points and penalties you are looking at. First of all, know that you do not have to say you are guilty because the police officer caught you and wrote you a ticket. There are many different reasons why traffic tickets should be thrown out. But do not try to argue those defenses alone — call an experienced Washington traffic attorney to help you.

Why do you need an attorney at all? Unfortunately, judges are not particularly generous or sympathetic to people who have gotten traffic tickets. They usually choose to listen to the police officer’s side of the story instead. However, your judge is much more likely to consider your angel if it is presented by a skilled traffic lawyer. When your case makes it to the Washington municipal court, be sure you have your lawyer at your side to make a strong defense against your ticket. Maybe you ran a red light to keep from being rear ended by someone going way too fast. Maybe the speed limit sign was obscured by a tree and you did not know it had changed until it was too late. Your lawyer will have access to the evidence needed to back up these defenses and will fight to have your penalties reduced or have your ticket dismissed. Call one of our attorneys today.

 

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