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Challenging Your Traffic Ticket in Court

November 28, 2019

traffic offense lawyer cherry hill nj (1)Traffic Citations in New Jersey

You’re driving along listening to your favorite music and you look up and notice the flashing blue and red lights behind you. You realize you were going a little too fast or that you missed that stop sign. Now what?

While it can be difficult to avoid a traffic ticket entirely, there may be options available.

The easy option would be to pay the ticket which saves you the trouble of having to go to court. But going to court has its benefits and might be your best option, especially if you are not guilty as charged. You will need to go through the local courts to challenge your traffic ticket.

Why Challenge a Mount Laurel Traffic Ticket?

There are many reasons to consider challenging your traffic tickets. Just a few of the reasons include:

  • Reduced fines
  • Lower points
  • Preventing your insurance premiums from increasing
  • Preventing a suspended license from too many traffic tickets

Expensive fines and increasing insurance rates could potentially be prevented if you take the time to contest the citation. Additionally, reducing your charges could mean the difference between a suspended license and a minimal charge.

Challenging Your Moorestown Traffic Ticket

Challenge your traffic ticket requires preparation and understanding the law. You might also decide to work with legal representation that can assist you in fighting the traffic ticket. Just a few things that you can do in preparation include:

  • Capture photos of the area
  • Reach out any witnesses
  • Research the law
  • Understand your exact charges

A lawyer who is familiar with the local court and how they handle traffic challenges can be useful. They can assist you in building your case and understanding what the charges mean. Additionally, they can let you know what your options are and what to expect when you show up to court.

In some cases, the court may also require you to pay the fines and accept the charges while you await trial. It’s important to follow all timelines and due dates set by the court to avoid worsening your charges. If you are not sure how to proceed or when to file a request for a challenge, a lawyer familiar with New Jersey law can assist you.

Determining When to Hire a Lawyer for a Traffic Ticket

You might wonder if it makes financial sense to hire a lawyer to handle your traffic ticket violation, when the ticket is usually just a couple of hundred dollars. However, there are a few things to consider when determining whether or not you need a lawyer:

  • Increased insurance rates can get expensive or they could even drop your coverage
  • A suspended license can prevent you from maintaining employment
  • If there were additional charges present that complicate the case, a lawyer may be necessary
  • If you were not-guilty but charged, a traffic ticket could ding your exceptional driving record

The legal process tends to be very complicated, even when dealing with traffic tickets. Discussing the details of your case with a New Jersey lawyer can help you decide whether or not legal representation is beneficial to your case.

Contact a Mount Laurel Traffic Lawyer to Discuss Your Traffic Ticket Case in New Jersey

Did you receive an unjust traffic ticket in New Jersey? Don’t accept the expensive fines and points on your record without first understanding your rights. The skilled attorneys at the Law Offices of Michele Finizio represents clients who want to fight their traffic tickets in Evesham Township, Moorestown, Mount Laurel, Willingboro, Pemberton, and throughout New Jersey. Call (609) 230-0374 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 9 E. Main St, Moorestown, NJ 08057, as well as an office in Cherry Hill, NJ.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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