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Hire an Experienced Flemington Traffic Ticket Lawyer to Fight Your Charges

If you have received a traffic ticket, you may be tempted to pay the fine and move on with your life. While this certainly is an option, it is an option that is strongly ill-advised.

In New Jersey, traffic violations can carry serious penalties. Beyond the fines that typically apply, admitting to a traffic violation (by paying the fine voluntarily) can also mean points on your driving record, and the accumulation of points can lead to eventual license suspension or revocation. You can face increased insurance costs and surcharges as well and, for some traffic violations (including DWI), you could even be looking at spending time in jail.

At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., our team of defense attorneys includes several former prosecutors who have decades of experience on both sides of traffic ticket cases in municipal court. We know how the state prosecutes these cases, and we know the defense strategies that are most likely to be successful. We also understand just how significantly a conviction for a serious traffic offense can impact your life, and we can use our experience to help mitigate the consequences of your citation to the greatest extent possible.

Points for Traffic Violations in Flemington, NJ

Under New Jersey’s “points” system, as few as three traffic violations (resulting in an accumulation of 12 or more points) can result in suspension of your driver’s license. As few as two violations (resulting in an accumulation of six or more points) can result in surcharges, court costs and other financial penalties. The points assessed for common traffic violations in Flemington, NJ are as follows:

2-Point Traffic Violations

  • Failure to yield right-of-way to a pedestrian
  • Disregarding traffic signals
  • Failure to use proper turn signal
  • Driving the wrong way down a one-way street
  • Blocking traffic by driving at low speeds
  • Driving at a speed 1 to 14 MPH over the designated speed limit
  • Not stopping for a traffic light
  • Leaving the scene of an accident with no personal injury involved
  • Failing to yield to emergency vehicles
  • Driving through safety zone
  • Failure to observe direction of officer
  • Proceeding through stop or yield signs
  • Any moving violation committed in a state other than New Jersey

 3-Point Traffic Violations

  • Disobeying right or left turn laws
  • U-turn violation
  • Use of a handheld cellphone or electronic communication device while driving

 4-Point Traffic Violations

  • Passing in a no passing zone
  • Speeding over the designated speed limited by 15 to 29 MPH

 5-Point Traffic Violations

  • Speeding over the designated speed limit by 30 MPH or more
  • Illegal racing
  • Reckless driving
  • Tailgating
  • Passing or attempting to pass a stopped school bus

If you are convicted of DWI or caught driving without a license, you can lose your driver’s license (or have your license suspension extended) immediately, regardless of the number of points on your record. Once again, these are in addition to the various other penalties that may apply.

Defending Against a Traffic Ticket in New Jersey

Is it really worth fighting your traffic ticket in New Jersey? When you combine the potential penalties with the fact that there are numerous potential defenses to traffic violation charges under New Jersey law, you absolutely owe it to yourself to discuss your situation with an experienced Flemington traffic ticket lawyer. At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., we are happy to help you understand the potential consequences of your traffic ticket and if you choose to hire one of our attorneys to represent you, we will fight vigorously to protect you in court.

Speak With a Traffic Ticket Lawyer in Flemington, NJ

If you would like to discuss your traffic violation with an attorney, we encourage you to contact us for a confidential initial consultation. To schedule an appointment at our law office in Flemington, NJ, please call 908-782-5317 or inquire online today.

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