A traffic violation may not sound like a big deal, but unfortunately, that is often not the case. In addition to large fines, higher insurance premiums, and possible license suspension, some violations may even result in jail time. If you are dealing with violations for reckless and careless driving, speeding, driving under suspension, driving without insurance or any other traffic issues, the experienced Essex County traffic summons defense lawyers at The Law Offices of John F. Marshall are available to help downgrade or eliminate your ticket altogether.
Traffic Lawyer in Essex, N.J.
In Essex County, a reckless or careless driving conviction carries a fine of up to $500, five points on your license and a 90-day jail sentence. Driving with an expired license can get you a fine of up to $1,000, a six month license suspension and a 10-day jail sentence. Driving without auto insurance carries an even higher penalty of up to a $5,000 fine, eight points on your license, suspension of your license for one year and a 180-day jail sentence. Even a “simple” speeding ticket may result in points against your license and more out-of-pocket for fines and increased insurance payments. Having an effective defense against your ticket is important.
- Running a red light
- Failure to signal
- Careless driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Failure to report an accident
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Reckless driving
- Driving without credentials (license, insurance card, etc..)
- Driving while suspended or revoked
- Driving Without Insurance
DWI Lawyers in Bloomfield NJ
Essex County police agencies actively pursue drivers for all types of traffic and motor vehicle violations. In 2012, during the county’s “Click It or Ticket” mobilization, numerous citations were issued in the county: 206 speeding tickets, 166 suspended license summonses, 32 uninsured drivers citations, 6 reckless driver summonses, and 2,735 other motor vehicle violations. Though this was during a concerted crackdown effort, these numbers represent merely two weeks of activity.
About The Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver
At the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver our attorneys boast more than 100 years of combined experience helping defendants with all types of traffic violations. Our team includes former NJ traffic prosecutors, who apply their experience and knowledge of the Essex County court system and procedures to help you downgrade your offense, and avoid points, fines and license suspension. And if you’re facing incarceration, our aggressive lawyers fight to keep you out of jail.
Traffic Lawyers in East Orange NJ
Don’t brush off a serious traffic offense that could have many grave consequences. Call us today to schedule a consultation at our Essex County criminal defense office. Allow us to evaluate your case to determine how we can assist you. We represent clients charged with all different types of traffic violations in courts like Belleville, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, East Orange, Glen Ridge, Newark and Bloomfield.