Moving Violations in New Jersey
Breaking traffic rules in New Jersey can lead to suspension or revocation of your driving privileges. You can also be fined or imprisoned depending on the nature and extent of the violation. Authorities track penalties using the MVC point awarding system, which adds points to your records every time you are convicted of a traffic offense.
If you have been charged with a moving violation in New Jersey, The Law Office of Benjamin Friedman can assist. You can rely on our knowledge and experience in traffic law to reduce those charges or have them dropped altogether.
Moving Violation Charges in NJ
There are a number of moving violations , many of which are minor and assign the least number of license points, fines, and charges. Some are serious because they have a higher potential of causing extensive damages in case of an accident. Common violations that could result in fines include moving against traffic, improper passing, and using a median strip unlawfully on the Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, or Atlantic City Expressway.
You are not allowed to operate a construction vehicle beyond 45mph on any road or highway. Additionally, you could be charged for a moving violation if you failed to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. You must also yield to pedestrians and vehicles when entering or leaving a highway. It is illegal to carry more than one passenger on a motorcycle or operate it on a restricted highway.
Those driving on private or public property to avoid traffic signals and signs can be charged with a violation. Failure to observe traffic signs and signals on any road can cause similar problems.
Drivers are required to observe all lanes, use the allowed entrances to access restricted areas, and pass other vehicles properly, yield to emergency vehicles, respect recreational or agricultural properties, and stop at traffic lights or flashing red signals.
Serious Moving Violations in NJ
Assessment of whether or not a moving violation is serious is necessary in determining the amount of fines and charges. One way of doing this is by assessing the amount of real or potential damage. The point system is a good indicator of how serious any moving violation is since a higher amount of points are awarded if more serious offenses are committed. Serious moving violations can involve hit and run, road rage, and driving under the influence.
The Law Office of Benjamin Friedman is familiar with the points system, penalties, and fines, that apply to various traffic offenses. Sometimes an appeal is necessary when there is a misinterpretation of the law or if penalties were too harsh per the offense committed. We not only assist you in assessing the seriousness of an offense, but also plead your case if points have been awarded unfairly or erroneously.
New Jersey law also states that no driver should operate a vehicle or boat with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or greater, otherwise you will be charged for Driving Under Influence (DUI). This is one of the more serious moving violations that can lead to heavy fines, surcharges, suspension of your driver’s license, community service, installation of ignition interlock device on your car, or even jail time. Fines and penalties depend on the extent of intxoication and whether it is a repeat offense.
NJ Moving Violation Penalties
Remember that the penalties apply differently for those under 21 years of age and caught driving with a BAC of 0.01%. Depending on the situation, your license could be suspended for 30 –90 days. You could also be sentenced to community service, or fined. You could also be required to attend classes at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center.
Speeding is another violation that carries consequences, like fines and points to your licesnse. The number of points recieved for the offense depends on the extent of the speeding: exceeding the limit by 30 mph and above warrants stiffer penalties than other speeding charges.
NJ Defense Attorney for Moving Violations
If you have committed a moving violation in New Jersey, be sure to get help from an experienced attorney. The Law Office of Benjamin Friedman is experienced in defending all moving violation charges. Contact us today to review your case.