Westmont Traffic Violation Defense Attorney
Fighting Traffic Tickets in Camden County
When you see flashing police lights in your rearview mirror, that feeling of dread is sure to wash over you. No one likes to be pulled over and ticketed, especially when they don’t believe they were doing anything wrong. Still, police officers are often aggressive about issuing tickets and traffic violations. Drivers must be equally aggressive about defending their rights and fighting those tickets.
If you have been charged with a traffic violation or some other municipal court violation in Camden County, do not make the mistake of thinking the best way to deal with your ticket is to pay it and forget about it. Paying your ticket is the equivalent of pleading guilty, which means you will pay the fines, get the points on your driving record, face insurance premium hikes, and more. Every point on your license puts you one step closer to losing your driving privileges.
Depending on the nature of your offense, The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen may be able to help you:
- Reduce your fines
- Dismiss the charges
- Prevent points from going on your driving record
- Avoid an increase in your car insurance
Why You Need Our Firm to Fight Your Ticket
Before you appear in municipal court for a traffic ticket, you need to consult with a criminal defense lawyer. Attorney Jill Cohen can answer all your questions and explain how she can help you minimize the damage after you have been cited with a traffic violation. Many clients’ traffic tickets can be dismissed altogether. Others have had their charges and fees significantly reduced, preserving a good driving record. The truth is that almost any traffic ticket can be negotiated with proper legal representation.
Jill Cohen is a former prosecutor. As such, she knows how Camden County prosecutors think. She will use that unique perspective to your advantage when fighting your traffic violations
We defend clients charged with:
- Driving while revoked or suspended
- Driving without valid registration or insurance documents
- Driving in a reckless or careless manner
- Distracted driving, including texting or using a cell phone
- CDL violations
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Reckless driving
The consequences of a traffic violation conviction are significant. Your license can be suspended, and your driving privileges can be taken away. You could even be jailed or imprisoned for up to six months without parole if you drive while suspended or revoked. If you are a truck driver and you depend on your commercial driver’s license (CDL), your livelihood is on the line when you face serious traffic violations.
The NJ Driver’s License Points System
Every traffic offense in New Jersey – from failing to signal to drunk driving – has a number of “penalty points” attached to it. If you get six or more points within three years on your driving record, you will be assessed a surcharge. If you rack up 12 points in three years, you will have your driving privileges suspended. This means you will not be able to legally operate a motor vehicle in New Jersey. Failure to heed the guidelines of a driver’s license suspension will result in even more serious consequences.
If you are stopped and ticketed for a traffic offense, you can fight the ticket with the hope of getting it dismissed or downgraded to a no-point ticket. Alternatively, you can just pay the ticket, which is the equivalent of pleading guilty. If you plead guilty, you get the points, the fines, and the probable insurance premium hike. Points add up quickly – especially when multiple tickets are issued in one traffic stop.
At The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen, we are can fight your traffic tickets in the NJ Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Points can often be negotiated, and there are many other ways to prevent points from appearing on your record.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
If you have been hit with a traffic ticket in New Jersey, don’t go it alone. To prevent the worst consequences of a conviction, turn to our Westmont traffic violation defense attorney right away.
Discuss your ticket with us by calling (856) 351-5115.
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