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Traffic and Municipal Court Lawyers Jersey City

For most people, an appearance in municipal court is the only experience they will have with the law. When you are cited for a traffic violation, charged with a minor crime, or charged with DUI/DWI you want to be sure that you have the legal protection you need to minimize fines and points on your driver’s license and keep you on the road. At Peter Michael Law, LLC we represent individuals charged with drunk-driving, traffic violations, and other municipal court offenses.If you have been charged with any of the following New Jersey municipal court violations, contact our team today for a free evaluation of your case:

 

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Violations

In New Jersey when receiving a ticket, the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) may add points to your license. Every New Jersey motor vehicle violation has different point values. An accumulation of more points may result in costly legal fines, a MVC surcharge, and increased insurance premiums. 

When you receive a ticket in New Jersey, hiring a New Jersey traffic violation attorney to assist in your fight is more times than not your best option.

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Traffic Violations Surcharges or Suspended License

If you receive 6 or more points on your license within three years, you’re subject to a $150 surcharge, plus $25 for each point beyond six. This is in addition to other fines for the violations that gave you the points. 

Accumulating 12 or more points on your driving record will result in the suspension of your driver’s license. A judge can suspend your license as well for any willful violation of NJSA 39:1-1 to NJSA 39:5G-2.

Point Deductions

All though you may receive points for your tickets, there are various ways an Attorney can potentially reduce these negative points on your driving record.Up to three points could be removed from the total points on your license for every year you go without a violation or suspension. By taking an MVC-approved defensive driving course you can also earn a two-point deduction, but you may only use such a course once every five years. Driver improvement programs may be used to take away three points every two years and the probationary driver program will earn a three-point deduction.

Higher Insurance Rates

In New Jersey getting tickets can raise your insurance premium. Insurance providers also use a point system similar to the MVC called “insurance eligibility points.” The MVC and “Insurance eligibility points” work similar but for some more serious violations, the insurance points are higher. 

Your insurance premium is based on a variety of factors one of the more crucial aspects is the amount of Insurance points received within in the last three years. When you receive too many points, insurance providers are less likely to provide you with coverage, in which case you will need to obtain coverage through the New Jersey Personal Automobile Insurance Plan (NJAIP) at a much greater expense. 

If you just received a traffic violation and have a few questions,
unlike other firms our Attorney is glad to speak with you and provide the clarity and peace of mind you’re looking for.

Speeding

Reckless Driving

Careless Driving

Point Problems

Driving Without Insurance

Driving While Suspended / Revoked

Improper Passing of a Bus

Tailgating

Racing on a Highway

NJSA SectionOffensePoints
 
27:23–29Moving against traffic
2
27:23–29Improper passing
4
27:23–29Unlawful use of median strip
2
All roads and highways
39:3–20Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph
3
39:4–14.3Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway
2
39:4–14.3dMore than one person on a motorized bicycle
2
39:4–35Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk
2
39:4–36Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk
2
39:4– 41Driving through safety zone
2
39:4–52Racing on highway
5
39:4–55Improper action or omission on grades and curves
2
39:4–57Failure to observe direction of officer
2
39:4–66Failure to stop vehicle before crossing sidewalk
2
39:4–66.1Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway
2
39:4–66.2Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal
2
39:4–71Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk
2
39:4–80Failure to obey direction of officer
2
39:4–81Failure to observe traffic signals
2
39:4–82Failure to keep right
2
39:4–82.1Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider
2
39:4–83Failure to keep right at intersection
2
39:4–84Failure to pass to right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction
5
39:4–30%Improper passing on right or off roadway
4
39:4–30%.1Wrong way on a one-way street
2
39:4–86Improper passing in no passing zone
4
39:4–87Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle
2
39:4–88Failure to observe traffic lanes
2
39:4–89Tailgating
5
39:4–90Failure to yield at intersection
2
39:4–90.1Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways
2
39:4–91–92Failure to yield to emergency vehicles
2
39:4–96Reckless driving
5
39:4–97Careless driving
2
39:4–97aDestruction of agricultural or recreational property
2
39:4–97.1Slow speed blocking traffic
2
39:4–97.2Driving in an unsafe manner (points only for third or subsequent offense within five years of most recent 39:4-97.2 conviction)
4
39:4–98Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over limit
2
 Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over limit
4
 Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit
5
39:4–105Failure to stop for traffic light
2
39:4–115Improper turn at traffic light
3
39:4–119Failure to stop at flashing red signal
2
39:4–122Failure to stop for police whistle
2
39:4–123Improper right or left turn
3
39:4–124Improper turn from approved turning course
3
39:4–125Improper u-turn
3
39:4–126Failure to give proper signal
2
39:4–127Improper backing or turning in street
2
39:4–127.1Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing
2
39:4–127.2Improper crossing of bridge
2
39:4–128Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles
2
39:4–128.1Improper passing of school bus
5
39:4–128.4Improper passing of frozen dessert truck
4
39:4–129Leaving the scene of an accident – no personal injury
2
Personal injury
8
39:4–144Failure to observe stop or yield signs
2
39:5C–1Racing on highway
5
39:5D–4Moving violation committed out-of-state
2

The advice of an experienced attorney can help you avoid the inconvenience of a lengthy suspension and the expense of increased car insurance premiums. To learn more about our experience with New Jersey traffic violations defense in municipal court, Call us immediately or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment.