Piscataway Traffic Attorneys
Given Piscataway’s proximity to major roads like Rt. 287 and Rt. 18, it should come as no surprise that Piscataway is among the State of New Jersey’s largest givers of tickets related to both parking and moving violations. In just the past year alone (2014), Piscataway Municipal Court has heard over 21,800 traffic cases. This is actually a decrease in the number of tickets from 2013, where the township doled out over 25,000 tickets to people driving on their roadways. We have all received tickets at some point in our lives, but what most people don’t know is that there is something that you can do about it.
Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our team, which consists of numerous former prosecutors, has decades of experience fighting against penalties and points associated with traffic violations in Piscataway Township Municipal Court. Our attorneys are prepared to defend against any traffic summonses, including, but not limited to:
- Careless Driving
- Reckless Driving
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Driving Without Insurance
- Driving While Suspended or Revoked
- Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle
There are at least three reasons that it is imperative that you obtain legal counsel in defending against traffic violations. The first of these should be pretty obvious. You want to avoid even the possibility that a traffic violation could lead to the loss of your right to operate a motor vehicle in the State of New Jersey. If you accumulate a certain number of points on your license, 12 or more in the State of New Jersey, your license will be suspended. These points can accumulate quickly as even a basic speeding ticket can be anywhere from two points to four points based on how fast you are going. This is particularly important when one considers that you can only lose points from your license if you manage to not obtain a ticket for one year. Even when you do manage to avoid getting a ticket for a year, the reduction in points from your license is only three points per year. In plainer terms, even if you manage to avoid getting a ticket for one year, all it takes is one big points ticket for you to be right back where you started and, potentially, on the verge of losing your license. Given the effect that the loss of your license can have not only on your ability to get around, but also on your ability to maintain gainful employment, keeping your license should be yours and your attorney’s number one priority.
Secondly, it is imperative that you obtain legal counsel to limit your exposure to the various fines and penalties that are often associated with different moving violations. While these fines typically range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, the effects of a conviction are often greater felt in your pocket by the concomitant increase in the cost of auto insurance that results from conviction. Therefore, limiting your exposure to fines and ensuring that you are not convicted can have a drastic cost on your wallet and an experienced attorney will talk you through all the possible ramifications of your charge.
Last, but certainly not least, a small subset of traffic violations can open a person up to the possibility of incarceration upon conviction. If you have had the misfortune to be charged with one of these offenses that can lead to time in prison, you need the best representation possible to ensure that you mount the best defense you can under the circumstances.
Motor Vehicle Violations Lawyer in Piscataway Township
As should be clear from the above, traffic violations are far from trivial. You need not only competent, but the best representation that you can obtain to preserve your right to operate a motor vehicle on our State’s roads. We at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall know from our vast experience how best to help. So please, if you or a loved one has been charged with a traffic violation in Piscataway Township, do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced attorney about the particulars of your case.