New Jersey Traffic Ticket Penalties

Protect Your New Jersey Driving Privilege
Keep Your New Jersey Drivers License From Being Suspended
Keep Your Insurance Rates From Increasing

In the letter you just read about traffic tickets and how we can help you (click here if you haven’t read that yet), we gave you some basic information about the possible penalties.

First, let me give you an overview:

A conviction has a negative impact on the motorist’s driving record. The Division of Motor Vehicles assigns a certain number of points for each traffic ticket. For instance, a conviction for reckless driving results in the assessment of 5 points, while a careless driving and some speeding infractions yield 2 points.

Plus, the Division of Motor Vehicles will suspend or revoke a persons driving “privilege” if so many points are accumulated in a certain amount of time

Here are some specific examples showing the consequences with most convictions of New Jersey traffic tickets (either plea or finding):

  1. In the majority of cases, there is a fine assessed against the defendant, by the Judge. This can be substantial, running as high as $1,000.00. When we talk we will also tell you about our fees. These are at a flat rate to assist you with your budgeting. For your convenience, payment plans are available. Anything you tell us during this and all other meetings will be confidential, whether or not you retain us.
  2. Points on your license can result in insurance surcharges for three years.  Amounts of the surcharges vary.
  3. As we said earlier, a conviction has a negative impact on your driving record. You’ll be assigned a certain number of points by the Division of Motor Vehicle for each traffic ticket. For instance, a conviction for reckless driving results in the assessment of 5 points, and some speeding infractions yield up to 5 points. If you accumulate too many points in a certain period of time, your license will be suspended or revoked.
  4. Finally, we are aware of a number of professions and occupations that consider the driving record as a highly relevant factor in the application process.

Choose competent and affordable representation.

Call the Law Offices of Samuel L. Sachs at 609-448-2700 or 609-584-2275 for your free consultation.

We will fight for your rights.

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