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Shrewsbury Traffic Lawyer:
Running a Red Light or Failure to Stop

A conviction or guilty plea for running a red light may result in a 15 day jail term, a $200 fine, New Jersey DMV points, and car insurance points.

These are serious consequences. If the driver, at the time the traffic ticket was issued or later, has other violations, the multiple offenses can result in even harsher penalties. At The Law Offices of John F. Marshall, our Monmouth County firm, our lawyers take every charge against our clients seriously. If you would like to discuss defense of a ticket for running a red light or stop sign, failure to yield, or any other traffic violation with one of our attorneys, please contact our Shrewsbury office and arrange a free consultation.

Defense of failure to stop for a red light or stop sign

Was the traffic light defective? Was the stop sign visible behind overgrown foliage? Was the arresting officer in a position to accurately calculate the distance you stopped before the intersection? When crafting a defense of a traffic offense, our lawyers consider all of the facts surrounding the charges against our client. Other unique aspects of the case may come into play, including prior offenses which will affect sentencing, and our client's personal goals. Our attorneys are prepared to handle cases involving a variety of traffic violations:

  • Failure to observe a stop sign
  • Failure to observe a traffic signal
  • Failure to stop for a police whistle
  • Failure to yield at an intersection
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Failure to keep to the right
  • Failure to pass on the left

If you have been charged with running a red light or another traffic violation, you can only make a well-informed decision about how to proceed after discussing your case with an attorney with the appropriate experience. If you would like to speak with a traffic lawyer from our firm, call 1-877-450-8301 or e-mail our Shrewsbury office to arrange a free consultation.

The Law Offices of John F. Marshall
Monmouth County Lawyers

Traffic · DUI/DWI · Criminal Defense

Our lawyers represent clients in a wide variety of cases, defending them in Monmouth County, Ocean County, and Middlesex County municipal and superior courts against charges including the following:

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The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall represent New Jersey adult and juvenile clients from offices in Shrewsbury, Cranford, Toms River, Jersey City and New Brunswick. We provide prompt and convenient client service to people in such communities as Newark, Plainfield, Freehold, Eatontown, East Brunswick, Edison, Woodbridge, Westfield, Clark, Rahway, Piscataway, Sayreville, Elizabeth, Middletown, Asbury Park, Long Branch, Jackson, Lakewood, Point Pleasant, Edison, Old Bridge, Aberdeen, Linden, Belmar, Eatontown, Hazlet, Holmdel, Ocean, Sea Bright, Hoboken, Weehawken, Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, Tinton Falls, Wall, Brick, Dover, Jackson, and other locations in Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Union County, Ocean County, Burlington County, Mercer County, Essex County, Hudson County and Morris County.

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