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At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, we take traffic tickets seriously. That’s not because we believe these cases are on par with serious offenses, but because we know that these “minor” offenses can lead to major headaches and costs if handled incorrectly. No matter the offense, it's always best to consult with a New Jersey traffic defense law firm if your driving privileges are threatened.
Convictions for traffic offenses also usually result in the addition of points to your driving history. If you accumulate 12 points or more on your driving record, regardless of the time period in which you accumulate them, your license will likely be suspended. If you accrue too many points in a given period, you could be assessed substantial surcharges as well. For example, if you receive six points or more within a three-year period, you will need to pay a surcharge annually for three years in addition to court fees and other penalties. Thus, no matter the ticket, it's always best to consult with a New Jersey traffic ticket lawyer.
Also, points almost always increase your car insurance premiums. According to Insurance.com, the average increases in car insurance premiums resulting from common traffic violations are:
Typically, insurance companies will increase drivers’ rates when their policies are up for renewal; and, at a minimum, a ticket is likely to increase your insurance rates for three years. For an offense like reckless driving, this means thousands of dollars on top of the fines and other court-imposed penalties imposed for your traffic violation. Thus, a New Jersey traffic defense law firm is more valuable investment than people realize.
Common New Jersey violations and the points that will be added to your driving record include:
An accident resulting in personal injury will immediately add eight points to your driving record, leaving you with little margin for error before you lose your right to drive in New Jersey.
Additionally, your license may be immediately suspended if you are found guilty of any of the following, some of which are not traffic violations:
If your license is reinstated after being suspended for points or for being a persistent violator, your driving privileges will be placed under a one-year probationary period. If you commit another moving violation during that period, no matter what the points associated with the violation are, your license will be immediately suspended once again as follows:
For the first violation within a year of restoration:
For second and subsequent violations within a year of restoration:
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.