Clark NJ Traffic Ticket Attorney
Getting a Traffic Ticket in Clark Township
Clark New Jersey is home to Exit 135 on the Garden State Parkway and a considerable number of traffic tickets are directly related to the presence of this roadway in the Township. Motor vehicle offenses issued along the 58.95 miles of roadway in this Union County municipality include speeding, driving while suspended, driving without insurance and a wide range of other traffic charges. While there are few traffic summonses that will land you in jail, it is highly recommended that you retain a competent attorney to represent you on a traffic offense if you want to avoid fines, points against your license, loss of driving privileges, and an uptick in your auto insurance premiums. It works to your benefit to get the advice and representation of a attorney specializing in handling traffic matters in Clark Municipal Court. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall has decades of experience defending DWI charges in Clark Township and just about any other motor vehicle offense you can imagine. In fact, lawyers at firm have built a network of contacts throughout Union County to help you minimize the detrimental consequences of a traffic ticket in Clark NJ. Call us at 908-272-1700 for a free initial consultation with a skilled lawyer.
Traffic Offense in Clark New Jersey
Beyond minor moving violations, the most common traffic offenses handled in Clark Municipal Court are Driving Without Insurance, Speeding, Driving While Suspended, Reckless or Careless Driving, and Driving While Intoxicated. Below is a discussion of each.
Driving Without Insurance. Driving Without Insurance in Clark New Jersey is illegal under N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2. It is a serious offense in New Jersey, carrying the possibility of suspension of your driver’s license for one-year or more. Because of that downside, you should obtain the services of an attorney to help you. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the know-how to help get your Driving Without Insurance charge downgraded or even dismissed.
Driving While Suspended. Driving While License Suspended or Revoked is found at N.J.S.A. 39-3-40, and is also an offense with serious repercussions, including jail time if you are convicted in Clark Township. If you are convicted of a second offense of Driving While Suspended, a court could order you to spend 1 to 5 days in jail. If you are convicted of a third offense, the court could order up to 10 days in jail. Because jail time is a possible penalty after your first offense, it would be wise for you to seek an attorney’s help. The Marshall Firm has many attorneys who specialize in handling traffic offenses in Clark. Stay out of jail by calling The Marshall Firm today.
Reckless Driving & Careless Driving. Reckless and Careless Driving is defined at N.J.S.A. 39:4-96, and -97. Both offenses make it illegal to drive without appropriate caution on the road. Specifically, reckless driving is driving “heedlessly, in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, in a manner so as to endanger . . . a person or property.” N.J.S.A. 39:4-96. A possible punishment of reckless driving is jail time, and jail time is mandatory for a second reckless driving conviction. It is important you have a lawyer by your side if you are charged with reckless driving. By contrast, careless driving is not as serious as reckless driving, and is defined as driving “without due caution and circumspection, in a manner so as to endanger . . . a person or property.” N.J.S.A. 39:4-97. Careless driving penalties include fines and points against your license.
DWI. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is defined at N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. As you would expect, the penalties increase for each additional DWI conviction. The first DWI could result in a 3- to 12-month suspension of your license. The second DWI could lead to a 2-year suspension. Finally, a third DWI can result in a 10-year suspension and mandatory jail time. If you are charged with a DWI, be sure to call an experienced attorney. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have attorneys with years of experience handling DWI matters. Let them help you keep your driving privileges, and even assist you if you have substance abuse challenges.
Speeding. The most frequently encountered traffic violation in Clark is speeding. Do not be fooled into thinking a N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 ticket cannot seriously impact your life since a conviction typically results in a sharp escalation of your cost to secure insurance, fines and motor vehicle points. An accumulation of 6 or more points triggers an obligation to pay an annual surcharge for three years. The amount of the annual surcharge escalates with every additional point accumulated. There is an administrative suspension of your driver’s license that is imposed if you get 12 or more points on your license.
Clark Traffic Defense Lawyers
There is no substitute for a skilled lawyer at your side, representing your interests in Clark Municipal Court. As you can see, a number of serious traffic offenses carry the potential for loss of license and even jail time. Those penalties can have a lasting effect on your life and enlisting an experienced defense attorney can prove invaluable in averting these consequences. The lawyers on the staff of the Marshall Law Firm are ready to help you in this capacity. Attorneys are standing by at 908-272-1700 to prove a free consultation.