Berkeley Heights Traffic Offense Attorney
Motor Vehicle Ticket in Berkeley Heights
Tickets for traffic offenses like speeding, driving while suspended, driving without insurance, reckless driving and other motor vehicle tickets are extremely common in Berkeley Heights New Jersey. This is one reason why motorists have a tendency to simply plead guilty to a Berkley Heights traffic ticket or summons before knowing just how significant their actions can have financially. Do not make the same mistake and take the time to speak to an experienced traffic attorney at our firm. Here at the Marshall Law Firm, we employ several former municipal prosecutors and other skilled lawyers that have defended just about any motor vehicle violation you can imagine over their 100 plus years in practice. If you were issued a ticket for violating a traffic law, a lawyer at the firm is prepared to provide a thorough consultation free of charge. Attorneys are available around the clock to help you by calling 908-272-1700.
Traffic Ticket in Berkeley Heights Municipal Court
Almost 3,000 moving traffic tickets were issued in Berkeley Heights from July 2016 to June 2017. All of these charges ended up being processed by the Berkeley Heights Municipal Court. While the municipal court has authority to deal with any motor vehicle offense, there are some that arise more frequently. The largest number of violations involve:
- Reckless Driving
- Improper Passing
- Driving While Suspended
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Driving Without Insurance
- Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle
All of these and almost any other moving violations carries motor vehicle points. An accumulation of 12 or more points results in a suspension of your driver’s license. In addition, surcharges on your license are imposed once you accumulate 6 or more points. A motorist must pay the related surcharges, which increase in amount with every point, as a condition of maintaining their license in good standing.
Some violations of the traffic law also result in suspension of your license or even jail. For example, if you are convicted driving while suspended you face a suspension of up to six months, two years for possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and one year for a first offense of driving without insurance. Jail becomes mandatory for second offense of driving while suspended or driving without insurance. It is also common for a suspension to be imposed in reckless driving cases although it is not mandatory in this setting. The point of all of this is that the consequences of a serious traffic violation are significant so hiring a skilled attorney is imperative if you are facing such an offense.
Berkeley Heights Traffic Ticket Lawyers
A traffic ticket can often be taken lightly although our lawyers have witnessed time and time again how foolish this can be. Do not fall into this trap and call an attorney at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall for sound advice you need. We will give you insight as to the law and how a lawyer on our team can help you escape a conviction. To take advantage of the opportunity to speak to one of our defense attorneys immediately, contact our office at 908-272-1700.