- Category: Blog
- Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2016 23:22
- Written by Joseph F. Morgano
Can You Beat Your NJ Traffic Ticket?
If you have been issued a NJ traffic ticket for a moving violation, assuming no court appearance is required, you will have the option to either pay the ticket or appear in court to dispute it. If you pay the ticket without appearing in court, your are pleading guilty and accepting the points on your license. If you, however, plead not guilty and appear in court, you will be given the opportunity to present your case to the prosecutor. If you can not reach an agreement with the prosecutor, you may elect to appear before the judge and have a trial. Having an attorney represent you in NJ municipal court can greatly improve your chances of getting the points reduced or eliminated. Typically, your attorney will discuss the case with the prosecutor which often leads to a reduction or elimination of points on your NJ driver's license. Additionally, having an attorney will make the process go much smoother and faster. Without representation, you will probably be waiting in court for an extended period of time, depending on how heavy the docket is in that particular court. Having representation will get you through the process swiftly since the court will dispose of the attorney-cases first. This is not preferential treatment, it is simply because that is the directive that the municipal courts have been given by the NJ Supreme Court. While it may seem like a lot of trouble to appear in court for a traffic ticket, the inconvenience is out-weighed by the potential benefits. Having points on your NJ driver's license can result in loss of license and higher insurance rates. (See NJ Point Schedule for All moving violations) We handle all NJ motor vehicle tickets and would like to assist you with your case.
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