Traffic Violations

Experienced Traffic Violation Defense

If you are a licensed driver, chances are you will receive a traffic violation at some point. Police officers in New Jersey are always on the lookout for drivers who are violating the law and, if they suspect you have committed a violation, they can stop you. While some traffic stops can result in a ticket, others can result in far more serious consequences including an arrest and serious allegations against you. Even a seemingly simple ticket can end up costing you a lot of money or even cause you to lose your license if you are not careful.

At the Law Offices of Daniel R. Danzi, we successfully handle traffic violations in municipal court and know how to seek the best possible result for you. The following is some more information about traffic cases we frequently handle.

Penalties and Defenses for Speeding

Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations in New Jersey. While a speeding ticket may seem relatively routine, it can end up costing you a substantial amount of money. First, speeding tickets can result in hundreds of dollars in fines and court costs should you choose to simply make the payment. In addition, making the payment is admitting guilt and the speeding conviction will go on your driving record. This can affect your career if you have a job that requires a clean driving record.

Like any type of moving violation, a conviction for speeding can also result in points on your record with the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). Specifically, the following points may be imposed:

  • 1-14 miles per hour over the limit – 2 points
  • 15-29 miles per hour over the limit – 4 points
  • More than 30 miles per hour over the limit – 5 points

Accumulating too many points on your record can result in costly annual surcharges to the MVC, increased insurance rates, and even suspension of your driver's license. It is always best to avoid points whenever possible and an experienced traffic attorney can negotiate for a plea bargain that does not involve any points.

Traffic Violations

Penalties and Defenses for Driving While Suspended in NJ

One of the most serious traffic violations in NJ is driving while suspended. Your license can be suspended for many reasons including point accumulation, failure to pay child support, DUI, reckless driving, failure to appear in traffic court, not having insurance, as well as others. If you have a suspended driver's license, the best decision is obviously to avoid driving altogether. However, many people are not even aware that their license has been suspended and are surprised when a police officer issues them a ticket or even places them under arrest for driving with a suspended license.

If you are accused of driving with a suspended license, you can face serious penalties depending on the circumstances of your case. Some penalties include:

  • $500 fine for a first offense;
  • $750 fine and 1 to 5 days in jail for a second offense;
  • 45 to 180 days in jail if you were in an accident with injuries with a suspended license.
  • 10 to 90 days in jail if the suspension was due to DUI;
  • 90 day maximum sentence if the suspension was for not having insurance;
  • $1,000 fine and 10 days in jail for a third offense;

In addition, a conviction will almost always result in an extended suspension of your license. For this reason, it is critical to not simply plead guilty to this charge but to discuss your defense options with an experienced traffic attorney as soon as possible.

Penalties and Defenses for DUI

Everyone should know that driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is against the law and can have serious penalties. Only some of the many consequences that come with DUI allegations include:

  • Extensive fines
  • Probation
  • Jail time
  • License suspension
  • Alcohol evaluation and/or education
  • Ignition interlock device

All of the above can disrupt your life and a DUI can also have professional, educational, and social consequences. Defending against DUI charges is very different than cases involving traffic tickets and every DUI case should be handled with care. Our legal team will identify any possible defenses available, including violations of your rights, police errors, and challenges to the officer's observations, among others.

Find Out how a Committed Traffic Defense Lawyer Can Help You

Because traffic violations can have long-lasting effects, it is critical to consult with an experienced traffic defense attorney regarding your case. Many firms churn out traffic cases without fully examining the case and exploring every option for a positive outcome. However, at the Law Offices of Daniel R. Danzi, we handle every traffic violation as we would every other type of case—with personalized service, care, and dedication. When you come to our firm, you can trust that we will do everything in our power to help you avoid the consequences that can come with a NJ traffic violation. Please contact our office for a consultation today.