Ewing NJ Traffic Ticket Attorneys
Traffic laws exist to protect motorists and pedestrians alike. When an individual commits a traffic offense, the law presumes that he/she is a threat to public safety and exposes the individual to penalties like fines, insurance surcharges and even jail time. If you are facing a traffic violation in Ewing Township New Jersey, working with an experienced traffic violation attorney to fight the charge and clear your name is very important. The defense team at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall include several former prosecutors and a team of lawyers that have been defending motor vehicle and traffic charges in Mercer County, including Ewing, for over 100 years collectively. To speak to a lawyer on our staff in a free consultation, call 609–683–8102 now.Traffic Ticket in Ewing New Jersey
A Ewing Traffic ticket, also referred to as motor vehicle summons, may be issued by a member of the Ewing Police Department, the State Police patrolling roadways in the municipality or even a private citizen. There must be a reasonable basis (a.k.a. probable cause) to support the summons/ticket in order for it to be proper. This document notifies the alleged offender of the nature of the violation and the date that the ticket must be paid and/or you must appear. The summons also provides the date, time, and location of the alleged offense.
Almost every moving traffic violation carries monetary penalties. These include fines and surcharges. Many also result in points being added to the driver’s license, which can lead to a driver’s license suspension if the driver accrues too many (i.e. 12 or more). Some of the more common motor vehicle charges in Ewing are discussed in the headings that follow:
- If an individual’s privileges to operate a motor vehicle are suspended for points, failure to pay insurance surcharges, court order, administratively or some other reason, it is illegal to operate a car, truck or other vehicle under any circumstance. Failure to adhere to this restriction results in issuance of a summons for driving while suspended in Ewing under N.J.S.A. 39:3-40.
- It is illegal to drive without valid automobile insurance in New Jersey pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:6B-1. A conviction for violating this law in Ewing Township results in a one year license suspension and two years for a second offense.
- Exceeding the posted speed limit is a fairly common traffic violation in Ewing Municipal Court. The fines and points a driver faces for speeding depend on his or her speed relative to the posted limit and the location where the violation occurred.
- Careless driving is the act of driving without giving due care to the safety of others and is akin to operating negligently in Ewing.
- Reckless driving is a more serious offense than careless driving. It involves driving in a manner which involves conscious disregard of the welfare of others. The judge in Ewing Township frequently imposes a license suspension when a motorist is convicted of violating 39:4-96.
- Leaving the scene of a traffic accident is known as a “hit and run.” Whether an individual was injured or died or if there was only damage to personal property determines the penalties the offender faces.
- Possession of CDS in a motor vehicle carries severe penalties if you are convicted in Ewing including a two year license suspension for even a first offense. These penalties apply on top of those imposed for possession of drugs in Ewing.
When you work with The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall you are working with a team of criminal defense lawyers that has more than 100 years of combined legal experience. Contact our firm today to set up your initial consultation with a lawyer on our staff. We are available for free consultations 24/7. An attorney is ready to assist you now at 609–683–8102.