Traffic Violation Defense Lawyer in Middletown, NJ
With major roadways like the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Interstate 195, Route 18, Route 35, Route 36, Route 9, Route 71, Route 34 County Road 537 and County Road 520 cutting right through Monmouth County it should be no surprise that the county as a whole issue some of the most traffic violations in the entire State. Whether you have been charged with DWI, DUI, speeding, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, careless driving, driving while suspended, unlicensed driver or any other offense for that matter in Monmouth County, the Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. Our team of traffic defense attorneys cover all of Monmouth County, including towns like Holmdel, Hazlet, Tinton Falls, Howell, Wall Township, Neptune City, Ocean Township, Aberdeen, Matawan, Middletown and Freehold. If you have been charged with any of the aforementioned traffic offenses or any other offense for that matter and would to discuss your options with one of our attorneys then please contact us at (732)858.6959.
How a Traffic Offense Lawyer Can Help in New Jersey
Although they are “traffic offenses” and they aren’t “criminal offenses”, they are something that still should not be taken lightly. Too many points can lead to a DMV license suspension, insurance surcharges and an actual increase in insurance premiums. In addition, some traffic offenses subject defendant’s to potential incarceration, license suspensions and significantly high fines. Therefore, thinking “it is just a traffic offense, what is the big deal” could end up costing you dearly. For a free consultation today please contact our Middletown office. We are located at 18 Kings Highway, directly across the street from the Middletown Municipal Court. Now here is a list of some of the most common traffic offenses that we handle.
Common Traffic Violations Issued in Monmouth County
- Careless Driving
- Reckless Driving
- Failure to Maintain Lane
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Driving While Suspended
- Driving While Intoxicated
- Driving With No Insurance
- Unlicensed Driver
Can I Be Arrested for a Traffic Violation in New Jersey?
Some traffic offenses, like driving while intoxicated or refusal to submit a breath sample will result in the individual being arrested and taken down to the local police station for processing. But for the most part, the vast majority of traffic offenses issued in New Jersey will just result in a summons to appear at a future court date. With that being said, it is common to see countless criminal charges derive from what otherwise would have been considered routine traffic stop. If that turns out to be the situation, then the individual will almost certainly be taken down to the station and processed, and in some cases taken to the Monmouth County Jail. Some of the more frequent criminal charges that we see being issued as a result of traffic cases in New Jersey, include but are not limited too: Eluding, Possession of CDS, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Hindering Apprehension and Obstruction of Justice. For more information on how a routine traffic stop can turn into criminal charges in Monmouth County, please click the link.
Does the Judge Issue Points for Traffic Violations in NJ
In New Jersey, the Judge nor the prosecutor will dictate what if any points an individual will receive for a traffic summons. Points in New Jersey are issued by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. The amount of points an individual receives on their driver’s license is dictated by the statute that the individual is convicted of. In other words, there is no discretion in the amount of points that an individual will receive. For more information about the specific points an individual will receive in New Jersey for a traffic violation, please click the link.
Can you Expunge a DWI Conviction in New Jersey
Unfortunately, New Jersey does not allow an individual to expunge their driving record. Any and all tickets in which an individual pleads guilty to or found guilty of, will remain on their driver’s abstract for the rest of their life. That is just one of the many reasons that it is so important to challenge any moving violation in Court.
Need to Consult with a Traffic Attorney For Case in Wall NJ
If you or a loved one has been issued a traffic summons in Monmouth County, we can help. Our office serves all of the county including towns like Manalapan, Marlboro, Tinton Falls, Wall Township, Holmdel, Ocean Township, Colts Neck, Hazlet and Middletown. Do not make the mistake of just thinking it is just a traffic offense. Once the DMV gets involved because of to many points, you will be forced to litigate your charges during a Division of Motor Vehicle Hearing. Those hearings can become costly as licenses suspension handed out by the DMV can range all the way up to several years. If you would like to discuss your options with one of the guys in our office please contact us directly at (732)858.6959.