Secaucus NJ Traffic Ticket Attorneys

Our Former Prosecutors Are Ready To Obtain A Downgrade or Dismissal of Your Speeding, Driving While Suspended, Reckless Driving or Other Secaucus Traffic Offense

A traffic ticket can have significant consequences and certainly should be viewed as more than a nuisance. You might believe simply paying the summons is the way to go rather than appearing in Secaucus Municipal Court to fight the charge. The honest truth is, however, that failure to reduce the offense will undoubtedly leave you with points, a fine, escalating insurance rates and even the potential for a license suspension if you are facing a serious violation like driving while suspended, reckless driving, driving without insurance or possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. Retaining the services of a talented traffic defense attorney is exactly what is needed to avert negative ramifications such as those described.

At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team of attorneys has the credentials to accomplish what is needed to achieve the best outcome in your Secaucus motor vehicle case. Our firm will provide you with:

  • 200 years of collective experience defending traffic charges like reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended and other motor vehicle violations in Secaucus
  • 10 lawyers that limit their practice to representing individuals accused of violating the law
  • Former county and municipal prosecutors
  • Certified criminal trial attorneys
  • Thousands of Title 39 offenses successfully handled over the last two decades

When you retain one of our attorneys to defend you against a traffic offense, you get aggressive and knowledgeable representation that can offer you the best opportunity for avoiding the penalties and consequences of a conviction. All of the lawyers at our firm devote their busy practices exclusively to criminal and traffic defense. An attorney is available now 201.309. 0500 for a free initial consultation.

Traffic Offense in Secaucus New Jersey

Some offenses related to operating a motor vehicle, such as DUI, driving while suspended or operating without insurance, permit judges to suspend your driving privileges upon conviction. You could also have your driver’s license suspended for accumulating too many point. Moving violations, which are violations of New Jersey traffic laws, has points associated with a conviction. If you are convicted or plead guilty in Secaucus Municipal Court, the court notifies the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission of the conviction, and it imposes Motor Vehicle Points on your driving record. The number of points depends on the particular violation. For example, the following are points associated with common traffic tickets:

 N.J.S.A. 39:4-96 – Reckless driving – 5 points

 N.J.S.A. 39:4-82 – Failure to keep right – 2 points

 N.J.S.A. 27:23-29 – Improper passing – 4 points

 N.J.S.A. 39:4-89 – Tailgating – 5 points

 N.J.S.A. 39:4-91 and N.J.S.A. 39:4-92 – Failing to yield to emergency vehicles – 2 points

 N.J.S.A. 39:4-97 – Careless driving – 2 points

 N.J.S.A. 39:4-91 and N.J.S.A. 39:4-92 – Failing to yield to emergency vehicles – 2 points

 N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 – Leaving the Scene of an Accident – 8 points where there is injury & 2 points otherwise

The number of points for speeding begins at 2 points for up to 14 mph in excess of the posted speed limit. Speeding at 15-29 mph over the limit is 4 points and going 30 mph or more over the speed limit is 5 points. Points can add up quickly when a police officer writes tickets for multiple violations of the traffic laws. An accumulation of 12 or more points results in a driver’s license suspension. And even if you do not have 12 points on your license, the law gives the state the right to impose a surcharge of $150 when you reach six points on your driving record. Each point over and above six brings with it an additional $25 surcharge.  Commercial drivers who depend upon their ability to drive to support themselves and their families are at risk of suffering serious financial harm from a traffic ticket conviction. For example, a truck driver with a commercial driver’s license is subject to stricter DUI rules as far as blood alcohol concentration than drivers with other types of licenses. Traffic tickets can put a commercial driver out of work. Points and traffic violations with a commercial driver’s license can jeopardize your ability to continue to drive. Railroad grade crossing violations that could mean a fine for someone who does not have a CDL could result in a driver’s license suspension for a commercial driver.

As previously stated, some motor vehicle summonses carry a mandatory suspension of your privilege to drive. Driving while suspended, driving without insurance, DWI and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle are just a few of the violations that automatically cause you to be suspended. A motorist can also be sent to jail for violating the NJ Motor Vehicle Code. There is a 10 day jail sentence for a third offense for driving while suspended and 14 days for a second offense for driving without insurance.  A summons for numerous other motor vehicle violations can also result in a jail sentence (e.g. reckless driving).

Secaucus NJ Traffic Offense Defense Attorney

The traffic ticket attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have experience and know-how to help all drivers, including those with commercial driver’s licenses to avoid putting their ability to drive at risk. Our attorneys understand the laws and the defenses that could result in a dismissal. Call us now at (732) 450-8300 where an attorney is always available for a free initial consultation.