In New Jersey a traffic ticket is not a simple case. It is a big mistake just to pay the traffic summons just to get the case over with. The MVC also known as the DMV, will put points on your driving record. If a driver gets just two or three summons on their record this can total up to enough points for them to lose their license. Moreover, if a driver gets too many points then this will cause them to receive expensive surcharges from the MVC. Sometimes the surcharges can total in the thousands of dollars! This is why it is important to contest each and every traffic ticket even if this is your first violation.
For many New Jersey citizens their auto insurance bill is one of their most expensive bills that they have to pay each and every year. The laws in New Jersey permit the insurance companies to impose steep increases upon people who are convicted of traffic violations. Just one traffic violation can cost you thousands of dollars in additional insurance costs! In the long run it is less expensive to hire a lawyer to fight the traffic ticket, than to pay for the increased insurance costs.
All people should fight their traffic ticket as aggressively as possible. Just because the cop wrote you the traffic ticket does not mean that you are guilty. Everyone deserves to have their day in court. Many times the cops don’t show up at court. The Municipal Courts are overwhelmed. You never know what could happen at Municipal Court? In one of my cases, I was able to get 14 points worth of tickets in a Municipal Court dropped because the police did not show up. A good traffic court lawyer can assist you to work out a “good deal” that can save you points, save your driver’s license, and save you thousands of dollars in insurance costs.
The area of traffic law is getting more complex each and every year. There are a tremendous amount of defenses that are available to people who are issued traffic violations. Many times the Municipal Courts are so overwhelmed that they can’t try your case. A good traffic lawyer can emphasize this factor and any reasonable defenses to the prosecutor, and obtain a very good plea bargain or “deal.” An experienced traffic court lawyer can expose holes in the State’s case, and use these loopholes to obtain you the best possible outcome in your case.