MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES

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MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES

While most traffic and driving charges in New Jersey are not technically “criminal” charges, they can still have serious consequences, including potential jail time. Serious traffic offenses can have far reaching effects, beyond the likely loss of your license and driving privileges. They can lead to loss of employment or an inability to obtain employment.

It’s always the right idea to address these situations as quickly as possible. If handled correctly and promptly, there’s often an opportunity to get the charges reduced or dismissed. Contact us for a consultation on your traffic ticket or offense in New Jersey, and We’ll let you know what we can do to help.

Some common motor vehicle offenses are:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to observe a traffic control device
  • Careless and Reckless Driving
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Driving while suspended
  • Failure to have insurance

 

DWI

DWI, or driving while intoxicated, refers to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any controlled or chemical substance that impairs mental faculties. In order to be guilty of DWI, one’s blood alcohol or drug levels must be above the legal limit, which differs by state. Just as maximum blood alcohol concentration levels vary from state to state, penalties for DWI differ nationwide. Fines and sentences depend on driving history, the blood alcohol concentration level, circumstances surrounding the DWI arrest and other factors. If arrested for a DWI, it is wise to contact us immediately to better explain state laws and legal options.

 

MUNICIPAL COURT

When you get a traffic ticket, are charged with a petty disorderly person’s offense or are charged with violating municipal ordinances, the consequences of being found guilty could result in large fines, loss of driving privileges and even jail time. It is important to have competent legal counsel when you appear in court. At our office, you will receive individualized attention and will be given the legal advice necessary for you to make an informed decision at the time of your court appearance. So if you have received a traffic ticket or are charged with a municipal court violation, call us at (201) 242-9666 to discuss your case.