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Motor Vehicle Offense In New Providence New Jersey

It would be a foolish mistake to simply pay the traffic ticket you received in New Provident New Jersey before you fully understand its consequences and your rights. A conviction for a moving traffic offense like speeding, reckless driving, driving while suspended and driving without insurance carries with it motor vehicle points, increased costs for insurance and can even lead to a suspension of your driver’s license. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have a long track record of avoiding motor vehicle tickets like the one you are facing in New Providence. A lawyer on our staff, including one of our several form municipal prosecutors, knows what is necessary to provide you with the best chance of obtaining a dismissal of your ticket or summons so that penalties and negative collateral consequences are avoided. A qualified attorney with experience representing clients in motor vehicle cases is available 24/7 to take your call. Lawyers can be reached for a free consultation at 908-272-1700.

Traffic Charge in New Providence

At the Marshall Firm, we are thoroughly familiar with the potential consequences that can result from a conviction on a traffic violation charge. Having represented innumerable clients that are local or who were just passing through when they received a summons in New Providence or another Union County municipality, we know the strategies that can help you minimize negative consequences as much as possible. Our experience encompasses appearances in New Providence Municipal Court handling the following traffic offenses and more:

Reckless Driving Speeding Improper Passing
Leaving the Scene of an Accident Careless Driving Driving Without Insurance
Possession of cds in a Motor Vehicle DWI Failure To Observe a Traffic Devision

The significant penalties that apply for most moving traffic violations, in addition to the negative impact of points on your license. Beyond the fine that invariably applies, many charges also result in a suspension of your driving privileges. For example, if you are convicted of driving while suspended in New Providence or anywhere else you face a mandatory period of suspension which is typically as much as six months. The period of revocation is a mandatory one year for a first offense of driving without insurance and two years for a second. If you are found guilty of possessoin of CDS in a motor vehicle in New Providence Municipal Court, you also face a two year suspension.

Some violations of the traffic code even lead to mandatory jail. You must service at least 10 days in jail for a third or subsequent offense for  driving while suspended. The period of incarceration for a second offense of driving without insurance is 14 days. You are required to spend 180 days in jail for a third offense of driving while intoxicated (“DWI”).

Beyond these direct penalties, there are collateral ramifications to losing your New Providence traffic case. Points are assigned to violations in accordance with the schedule found here.  There is a $150 surcharge that applies once you hit 6 points, withe the total annual amount increasing by $25 for every additional point accumulated. A period of suspension is imposed once you reach 12 points.

New Providence Motor Vehicle Summons Defense Attorney

To have the best opportunity of avoiding the consequences of a traffic ticket in New Providence Municipal Court, you need a skilled defense attorney.  The lawyers at the Marshall Law Office have the credentials who need with over a century of combined practice experience and thousands of happy motor vehicle clients.  To speak with a lawyer now, call 908-272-1700. Attorneys are available 24/7, and the initial consultation is always free.