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Traffic Tickets Attorney in Woodbridge, New Jersey

For many drivers in New Jersey, receiving a traffic ticket may not seem like a big deal. However, having a traffic violation on your driving record can have lasting effects and negative consequences, which can include suspension of a driver’s license and even jail time.

At Adams, Cassese & Papp L.L.C., I represent motorists in Woodbridge, New Jersey, and neighboring areas and provide them with a vigorous defense against traffic violations. If you have received a traffic ticket, I will be by your side to assist you with seeking the resolution you need.

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Traffic Violations

A traffic violation occurs when a motorist does something that violates traffic laws. New Jersey law recognizes different types of violations for which a driver can receive a traffic ticket, including but not limited to:

  • Speeding

  • Reckless driving

  • Improper passing

  • Driving while impaired

  • Failure to report an accident

  • Driving without proper insurance

  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license

Traffic violations can result in severe penalties and lasting consequences. The severity of penalties depends on the type of violation and the number of prior violations and points on your record.

The Point System &

Traffic Tickets in New Jersey

The state of New Jersey uses a point system regulated by the Department of Transportation. It means that every traffic violation adds points to your driver’s license. While many traffic violations add two points, serious violations are worth as many as eight points.

In addition to fines and court costs, surcharges may be assessed or a driver’s license may be suspended for accumulating a certain number of traffic tickets within a specific number of years.

If a driver reaches six points within three years, they may be required to pay a surcharge. Having a surcharge can be either a one-time fee or an annual payment. Having 12 or more points within two years may lead to a suspension of the driver’s license.

Penalties for Traffic Tickets

Penalties associated with traffic tickets can have a significant impact on your life. Penalties in New Jersey depend on the type and severity of the traffic violation and the number of points on the driver’s record. New Jersey’s Department of Transportation uses a point system that designates a specific number of points for each traffic violation. Many drivers who get a traffic ticket mistakenly believe that paying the ticket and accepting these points on their record is the quickest and most effective way to deal with the violation. However, depending on the details of your case, fighting the ticket and lowering your penalty for the ticket may be the best way to avoid lasting consequences and prevent points from adding up.

Fighting a Traffic Ticket

When considering your options to fight a traffic ticket, it’s important to speak with a skilled attorney to learn about the different traffic ticket defense strategies that may be available in your case. Generally, there are two ways to fight a traffic ticket:

  1. Contesting the ticket. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to challenge the officer’s opinion or the prosecution’s evidence to contest the ticket altogether. When contesting the ticket, you need convincing evidence proving you were not guilty of the alleged violation.

  2. Seeking a dismissal/reduction of the charge. In some cases, it may be appropriate to ask the prosecution to dismiss or reduce the charges against you. This option may allow you to minimize or even avoid the negative consequences of a traffic ticket altogether.

If you are considering contesting a traffic ticket, do not fight the ticket on your own. Let a knowledgeable attorney fight for you to save you time, money, and points on your license. As a traffic ticket defense attorney at Adams, Cassese & Papp L.L.C., I can guide you through developing a strong defense strategy.

Traffic Tickets Attorney in Woodbridge, New Jersey

If you received a traffic ticket in New Jersey, contact a defense attorney to explore your legal options, even if you know that you are guilty of committing the violation. As an experienced traffic ticket defense attorney in Woodbridge, I will help you navigate the legal system and fight zealously on your behalf. I also provide legal counsel to clients in Edison, Sayreville, Perth Amboy, and elsewhere in the state. Contact my office for a case review today.