You Can Fight The Ticket You Received
When you see flashing police lights in your rearview mirror while driving in South Jersey, the feeling of dread that may wash over you is not uncommon. No one likes to be pulled over and ticketed, especially when they don’t believe they were doing anything wrong. Still, New Jersey police officers are often aggressive about issuing traffic violations. New Jersey 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, Cherry Hill, Glassboro, Hammonton or Egg Harbor, or anywhere else in South Jersey, you have options. As a criminal defense attorney who has handled thousands of traffic ticket cases for more than 30 years, I am here to help. I am attorney Jill R. Cohen, and I will answer all of your questions about traffic tickets. I take the time to explain how I can help you minimize the damage after you have been cited with a traffic violation. Many of my clients’ traffic tickets can be dismissed altogether. Others have had their charges and fees significantly reduced, preserving a good driving record. The truth is: almost any New Jersey traffic ticket can be negotiated with proper legal representation.
Why You Should Not Just Pay Your Fine
Do not make the mistake of thinking that the best way to deal with your ticket is to simply pay it and forget about it. Paying your ticket is the equivalent of pleading guilty. This means you will pay the fines, get the points on your driving record, face insurance premium hikes and more. Also, it’s not unusual for a driver to receive more than one ticket during a New Jersey traffic stop. Every point on your license puts you one step closer to the suspension of your driving privileges.
The consequences of New Jersey traffic violation convictions 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.
Knowledgeable Traffic Ticket Lawyer Explains The New Jersey 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 current driving record, you will be assessed a surcharge. If you rack up 12 points in a three-year period, you will have your New Jersey 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 particular traffic offense in Camden, Franklin Township, Pleasantville, or somewhere else in South Jersey, you can fight the ticket with the hope of getting it dismissed or downgraded to a no-point ticket. Or, 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. Especially when multiple tickets are issued in one traffic stop, points add up quickly,
Trust Your Case To Me, An Experienced Traffic Ticket Defense Attorney
If you are facing a traffic ticket in New Jersey, you do not have to go it alone. To prevent the worst consequences of a traffic violation conviction, including penalties, fines, points, a suspended license, and even jail time, get in touch with me today. Call my Haddonfield office at 856-754-5501 or contact me online and schedule a free initial consultation.