No one wants a traffic citation, but once you get pulled over, it’s better not to argue with the officer and save the fight until you have a consultation with an Edison traffic ticket lawyer from Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC. Tickets will cost you time and money now and can even cost you your license and your freedom. You will also have to deal with the social and professional embarrassment, along with all of the more tangible repercussions—unless you let us help you fight your ticket and avoid the worst of the penalties.
NEW JERSEY DRIVING POINTS
There are many ways to violate traffic laws in New Jersey, and the state tracks every driver’s history of violations with a point system similar to that found in many states. There is a set number of points each traffic violation is worth, and they can range from two to five, although if you get multiple citations in one situation, you can easily rack up enough points to do a great deal of immediate damage to both your license and your bank account.
For example, you will be assessed an annual surcharge of $150 for reaching six points and $25 for every point above that—a fee that you will have to pay every year for three years total. Additionally, you will lose your license when you reach twelve points, and getting it back will involve taking court-ordered classes and fines in the best-case scenario.
REDUCING POINTS ON A NEW JERSEY LICENSE
There are only two voluntary methods of reducing points on your license. You can drop three points by going a full year without any traffic violations, or you can drop two points by taking a defensive driving course, which can only be done once every five years.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies will not recognize points removed by these programs. Avoiding higher insurance rates and avoiding having to resort to these options are some of the reasons why you should never accept a ticket without first exploring all of your options.
You should contest every ticket you receive as if it will cost you your license and bankrupt you, because the next one may do just that if you accept this one. An Edison traffic violation lawyer from our firm can lead the way and handle every legal aspect for you, relieving as much stress as possible so that you can keep living your life.
COMMON NEW JERSEY TRAFFIC TICKETS
As stated, there are many ways to get into trouble while driving. Some of the most common violations are speeding, tailgating, careless driving, not signaling to turn or change lanes, and driving without a license.
All of these violations can be penalized with fines of up to $500, annual surcharges, points, loss of license, and even jail time. An Edison traffic ticket lawyer will be best suited to explain each charge, the penalties, and your options for fighting it.
TALK TO AN EDISON TRAFFIC VIOLATION LAWYER
If you or a loved one has been issued a traffic citation and does not want to fight the system alone, you need experienced legal help. The knowledgeable traffic lawyers at Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC can provide you with an Edison traffic ticket lawyer who will help with every step of the process.