Traffic Ticket in Summit New Jersey
Summit New Jersey is definitely a sleeper when it comes to traffic tickets. Most individuals would not anticipate that this small City would have an abundance of traffic offenses but this certainly is not the case. Over 2,000 tickets for moving traffic violations are issued in this Union County municipality annually. This is an extraordinary number considering the size and low key nature of the community.There is no doubt that the presence of both the Summit Police Department and the New Jersey State Patrol within the town is a major factor in the high number of speeding, reckless driving, driving while suspended and other motor vehicle charges.
A conviction in Summit Municipal Court for a moving violation can have significant ramifications in the form of fines, increased insurance costs, surcharges, license suspension and even jail in extreme cases. You will also be assigned motor vehicle points for most infractions and these can lead to a suspension of your license. The chart that follows sets for the number of points assigned to common traffic offenses.
Up to 14 MPH Over Limit – 2 Points
15 – 29 MPH Over Limit – 4 Points
30 MPH Over the Limit – 5 Points
|Careless Driving||2 Points|
|Reckless Driving||5 Points|
|Improper Passing||4 Points|
|Improper/Unsafe Operation (3rd Offense)||4 Points|
|Leaving the Scene of an Accident||
No Personal Injury – 2 Points
With Personal Injury – 8 Points
|Passing a School Zone||
The lawyers at our firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, can help you defend any type of traffic offense you may be facing in Summit. We also have the skills to defend more serious motor vehicle cases involving eluding and assault by auto as former county and municipal prosecutors with over 100 years in practice combined. An attorney with the knowledge and expertise to insure that you are thoroughly defended is here at our firm. If you would like to obtain a free consultation from a lawyer in our Union NJ Law Office immediately, call 908-272-1700.