How Can a New Jersey Traffic Ticket Lawyer Help Me?
You can expect a New Jersey traffic violation lawyer from our firm to provide you with tenacious and aggressive legal representation dedicated to getting your charge reduced or dismissed. Most importantly, we can save you money, time, stress, and even your freedom.
A New Jersey traffic ticket lawyer from Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC can manage every aspect of your case and potentially prevent you from dealing with the worst of the penalties.
New Jersey Traffic Ticket Penalties
Traffic violations can carry many penalties, including fines of up to thousands of dollars, annual surcharges for years, license and insurance points, license suspension or revocation, and even imprisonment.
Even minor incidents, such as rolling through a stop sign, have possible jail times that you need to avoid. The worst part of these penalties, however, could actually be the points that are applied to your license.
New Jersey Point Schedule
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) tracks traffic violations and the status of drivers licenses with a point system similar to what many other states use. From speeding to reckless driving, almost every ticket has a point total associated with it.
When you reach six or more points, for three years you will be assessed a $150 surcharge with an additional $25 for each point over six. When you reach twelve points, you face losing your license.
If you take the court-ordered driving program, pay more fees, and then get your license back, you will be on probation for an entire year—which means one ticket and you lose your license again.
Insurance Companies and Points
Insurance companies also track points, although not necessarily only those assessed by the state. Many have their own point schedules that they use to determine when and by how much to increase a customer’s premiums.
These rate increases can cost you hundreds—if not thousands—more in the long run than the actual fines for a violation. Worse yet is that even though there are methods to reduce points on your license, many insurance companies do not recognize these reductions and will not reduce your rates accordingly.
Fight Every Ticket!
These limitations and long-term costs are why you need to fight every ticket like you’re about to lose your license.
Plus, your New Jersey traffic ticket lawyer will be your proxy in court situations so that you can be at your kid’s ballgame, work, or wherever you actually need to be.
It’s even possible that we may be able to get your traffic violation reduced or dismissed entirely.
Get a Free Legal Evaluation
A New Jersey traffic ticket lawyer from Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC can protect you from the worst of the repercussions presented by a traffic citation. Please give us a call at 1-800-531-6442 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Alternatively, you may also fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we’ll contact you at your convenience.
You might not have the opportunity to challenge a traffic ticket the next time you get one, so make certain to do so now.