Our Former Traffic Prosecutors Have Over 200 Years Experience Defending Motor Vehicle Offenses Like Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Speeding & Driving While Suspended in North Bergen Municipal Court
Don’t fall into the trap of believing that the best way to handle a North Bergen traffic ticket is to plead guilty and pay a fine. You could be exposing yourself to higher auto insurance premiums, suspension of your driver’s license and significant MV surcharges. You can even be sent to jail when the motor vehicle violation is a serious one like DWI, driving while suspended, reckless driving or driving without insurance. Hiring an attorney with significant experience defending traffic summonses in North Bergen can definitely go a long way in preserving your the standing of your driving privileges, not to mention economic situation.
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have exactly what you need if you are facing a motor vehicle ticket or summons in North Bergen. Our attorneys have over 200 years of combined experience, including decades serving as municipal prosecutors, to ensure that you secure a dismissal of your traffic offense. If you have been charged with speeding, DUI or another violation in North Bergen Municipal Court, a highly skilled lawyer at our firm is ready to help you. Call us now at (201) 309-0500 for a free initial consultation.
Traffic Offense in North Bergen New Jersey
When pulled over by a police officer in North Bergen, the traffic ticket you receive could be for any of a number of violations, including speeding, driving without insurance, reckless driving or failing to signal. Our North Bergen traffic ticket attorneys know New Jersey traffic laws and have experience defending clients against all types of traffic offenses.
Receiving a traffic ticket does not mean you committed the offense. It represents an accusation until proven in court unless you plead guilty. The attorney representing you knows from experience how to develop and present an effective defense strategy to give you the best chance at avoiding an accusation becoming a conviction.
Depending upon the charge and the facts of your case, our attorney may be able to handle most if not all court appearances for you. This can be helpful for anyone residing outside of New Jersey who may have received a traffic ticket while driving through or visiting North Bergen, including drivers of commercial vehicles.
Holders of commercial driver’s licenses could be at risk of losing their license and ability to earn a living due to a traffic ticket. Drivers with a CDL need legal representation because they may be subjected to harsher consequences than other motorists. For example someone with a CDL who commits two or more serious traffic offenses within three years may have their licenses suspended. Serious traffic violations include the following:
- Reckless Driving
- Driving While Suspended
- Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle
- Speeding (15 MPH or More Over)
- Driving Without Insurance
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Careless Driving
Our North Bergen traffic ticket attorneys commit their years of municipal court and traffic defense experience to helping drivers of commercial vehicles to continue being able to earn a living.
Penalties for driving with a suspended license in North Bergen
Notification of a traffic offense conviction in municipal court is sent to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. The MVC assigns points to your driving record based upon the offense. For example, depending upon how fast you were driving in excess of the speed limit, a speeding conviction could add up to five points to your driving record.
When you have six points on your record, the MVC imposes a surcharge of $150 on you with an additional surcharge for each point in excess of the first six. Twelve or more points on your record will result in the suspension of your driver’s license.
Aggressive representation in court offers the best way to avoid surcharges and license suspension MVC may impose because of points added to your driving record. If you already have points on your record, our attorneys can help you get into programs designed to reduce the number of points on your record.
North Bergen Motor Vehicle Offense Defense Attorney
Instead simply paying your ticket or otherwise pleading guilty, you should take the time to discuss your case with a lawyer at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. One of our attorneys is available to advise you of your options for avoiding a conviction and how we can help you achieve a favorable outcome. Contact our Jersey City Office any time of day or night for a free consultation.