Often times, people are found driving in an unsafe manner. Whether they are speeding or using their cell phones while driving, they may face consequences for their actions. Although traffic violations are not a serious offense, they can lead to building consequences if you are being charged numerous times. Violations can also cause fines in large amounts. If you are charged with a traffic violation, you should seek legal counsel to consider your next best step. We may be able to help reduce your fine or ticket offense. This can have less of a consequence on your driving record. It is important to remember that these are still found to be violations of the law.
Depending on the violation that you are being charged with, you can face a variety of consequences. The severity of the consequences increasing with the dangerous nature of the violation.
What are some traffic violations?
There are multiple traffic violations that people may be charged with. People can receive tickets for any of these offenses. A violation breaks the code of conduct that people are expected to follow when operating a motor vehicle. When they commit these acts, they can have a greater effect by causing an accident or injury to yourself or anyone else on the road.
Traffic violations include speeding tickets, reckless driving, cell phone use, driving with a suspended license and more. A first offense may not induce harsh consequences if you have the proper legal help. Contact us if you want to know more about your options. If you have been charged with multiple offenses, we encourage you to reach out since you may face even greater repercussions.
How can these violations affect me?
Since there are varying degrees of traffic violations, there can be many different consequences. These consequences may include fines or a suspended license. Speeding charges can vary based on the speed of travel. If someone is found driving 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit, they may face a 2-point violation on their license. As the speed increases, the points on your license increase. A 15-30 mile violation over the speed limit may lead to a 4-point violation while going 30 miles over the speed limit can lead to a 5-point violation.
If you are charged with careless driving, you may face a 2-point violation on your license. For those charged with reckless driving, you may receive 5 points on your license and may even be given possible jail time. Second offenses may lead to even worse circumstances.
Cell phone violations have grown in popularity due to the reliance we have on these devices. If you are charged with this violation, you may be given a hefty fine and points on your license. One of the worst violations can be driving with a suspended license. Fines for this violation may start at $500. It may even lead to an extended period of time with a suspended license. If you were found to be driving with a suspended license due to a DWI arrest, you may face even harsher consequences.
If you have been charged with a crime in New Jersey, it is essential to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact the Law Office of Michael A. Policastro today to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your situation.