Jean Baptiste & Associates
New Jersey Red Light Ticket Lawyer
It might be a bit foolish, but many of us speed up when we see a traffic light turn yellow, hoping we can make it through the intersection in time. We don’t always make it, however, and we wind up running a red light as a result. Even worse, sometimes a police officer happens to be right there, and then a ticket gets written as a result.
Traffic tickets of any kind are stressful, expensive, and have long-term repercussions, so you should seek counsel from a New Jersey red light ticket lawyer from Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC immediately so that we can find the fastest and best resolution for you.
Red Light Rules
The rule for running red lights is that you must pass the crosswalk or stop line after the light changes from yellow to red to receive a citation. If you are in the intersection while the light is still yellow, no matter how short a time, then you are in the clear.
If you do get ticketed, however, do not try to argue with the officer since it will almost always make things worse for you.
Afterward, you’ll need the knowledge and experience of a New Jersey red light ticket lawyer to help you prove that you shouldn’t have been ticketed in the first place.
Red Light Tickets via Officers
There are several different varieties of traffic light violations, but they all have the same penalties. Failing to obey a traffic control device, such as a traffic light, will result in either a fine of between $50 and $200 or up to fifteen days in jail, or both. You will also receive two insurance and Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) points.
The point system is how the MVC and insurance companies keep track of a driver’s violations. If you reach twelve points, your license will be suspended and your insurance company will probably raise your rates for every point accrued, making traffic violations costly in both the short and long terms.
Red Light Tickets via Cameras
Of course, there are also red light cameras, and New Jersey is one of the states that allow citations based on what the camera records. A red light camera ticket carries a fine of $85, but luckily there are no points involved in New Jersey.
There are many types of defenses that can be used against red light camera violations, and your New Jersey red light ticket lawyer will help you develop the best case possible.
Call for a Free Consultation with a New Jersey Red Light Ticket Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been ticketed for any traffic violation, including running a red light, you must fight the citation. These tickets can cost you a huge amount in the long run and leave you exhausted and stressed. Speaking with a New Jersey red light ticket lawyer from Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC will help you get your bearings and let us help you save some money and peace of mind.
Please give us a call to schedule a free, no-obligations consultation to discuss your specific situation. You may also fill out the form below to schedule a time for one of our associates to call you at your convenience. Do not wait until your license is about to be suspended to start fighting your traffic tickets.