About Traffic Offenses in New Jersey
Traffic Violations, Municipal Court Attorneys, Monmouth County, NJ
New Jersey traffic laws exist to protect the rights and safety of all pedestrians and motorists. Many people do not think hiring an attorney to fight a traffic violation is worthwhile, but even minor traffic violations and municipal offenses can have a serious impact on your driving privileges and your criminal record.
We know that an officer issuing a citation or ticket may not take into consideration individual situations and circumstances such as obstructed views, unsafe road conditions, acts of other motorists that may have contributed to a traffic violation, or the possibility of faulty radar equipment. At Clark & Clark we offer aggressive advocacy to protect the rights of our clients facing municipal court and traffic violations offenses.
Driving Too Slow
State troopers patrolling the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway last month [April 2010] wrote about 50 percent more traffic tickets than they did the previous April .
Source: NewJersey.com. N.J. State Police increase number of tickets issued on Turnpike and Parkway. May 29, 2010.
New Jersey law allows for some interpretation of the law and discretionary penalties for many cases involving traffic violations.
For example, N.J.S.A. § 39:4-97.1 Slow speeds as blocking traffic, states: No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law. L.1955, c. 220, p. 869, s. 3.
Illegal Or Improper U Turns
Drivers can be issued a ticket for making an illegal U turn. However, N.J.S.A. § 39:4-125 establishes that certain conditions involving location, visibility, and distance must be met for a violation to occur.
Failure To Stop
Under N.J.S.A. § 39:4-144, drivers approaching an intersection marked with a stop sign must bring their vehicles to a complete stop within five feet of the nearest crosswalk or stop line. But signs can be obstructed from a drivers field of vision by overgrown foliage, an illegally parked car or truck, or for other reasons.
Learn more about how we can help you with:
- Municipal Court Traffic Violations
- Speeding Tickets in New Jersey
- Driving with a Suspended or Revoked Drivers License
- DUI and DWI Charges
- Reckless Driving and Careless Driving
- Leaving the Scene of An Accident
Our Freehold Defense Attorneys Fight New Jersey Speeding Tickets
Our New Jersey traffic lawyers have the skill and experience to protect your rights and successfully defend you if you have been charged with speeding in New Jersey. Many times we are able to negotiate with the traffic court and prosecutor to get the results you could not get on your own. We have successfully resolved speeding tickets all over the State of New Jersey with results such as:
- Dismissal of the NJ Speeding Ticket;
- Downgrade of a 4 or 5 point Speeding ticket to 2 points or a 0 point offense;
- Amendment to an Unsafe Driving Charge 39:4-97.2 (0 Points);
- Convinced the New Jersey Traffic Court not to suspend a client’s driver’s license.
Contact Our Traffic Attorneys About Contesting Your New Jersey Speeding Ticket Today
In New Jersey, a conviction for driving with a suspended or revoked drivers license can result in mandatory jail time and up to $2,250 in fines and surcharges. You need an experienced attorney to represent your best interests. The law firm of Clark & Clark has the skills and experience to assess your case, cross-examine the charging police officer at trial if necessary and advise you on a course of action that is best for you. Whether we are negotiating with the Prosecutor or defending your legal rights at a trial, we understand the system and how to make it best work for you.
If you have received a New Jersey speeding ticket, or have been charged with any New Jersey traffic violation, contact the legal defense law firm of Clark & Clark immediately at (877) 290-3867.