Municipal traffic charges are a common hassle for both New Jersey residents and out-of-state drivers. Speeding tickets and other traffic charges can result in:
- Driver's license suspension or revocation
- Higher insurance premiums
- Jail time
I am Anthony N. Palumbo, a partner at the law firm of Palumbo & Renaud and a former municipal prosecutor with more than 35 years of legal experience. When you need a lawyer to help you with a speeding ticket, reckless driving charge or other traffic offense, contact me, an experienced Union County, New Jersey, traffic defense lawyer, to schedule a free initial consultation.
Handling All New Jersey Traffic Violations
Charges of driving with a suspended license or with no license at all often arise when the police stop you for something else. Similar circumstances often lead to charges of driving without insurance. New Jersey has among the highest auto insurance rates in the country, but insurance is required by law.
I represent clients charged with a wide range of traffic offenses, including:
- Running a red light
- Reckless driving
- Driving with marijuana or other drugs in the car
- Assault by auto
- Leaving the scene of an accident (hit-and-run)
- Eluding an officer or resisting arrest
I can help you understand:
- How to avoid getting a speeding ticket,
- Why you should fight a speeding ticket and
- The consequences of speeding tickets on New Jersey and out-of-state drivers.
Avoiding Points on Your Driving Record
New Jersey has a point system for traffic offenses. If you are convicted of reckless driving, five points will be added to your driving record. Careless driving, on the other hand, carries two points, and some charges carry no points. If you get enough points on your license, it may be suspended, and points can lead to higher insurance rates.
Charges of careless or reckless driving are often brought against people who did not break a specific rule when the police believe they were driving irresponsibly. You may find yourself facing multiple charges after a traffic stop. Often, the municipal prosecutor will be willing to drop some charges if you plead guilty to the others.
It may be possible to get your charge downgraded to one that carries fewer points or no points at all. I can help you pursue the best possible outcome to protect your driving record. I will do whatever I can to avoid or reduce the consequences of a traffic ticket or arrest.
Contact Me for A Free Defense Consultation
Contact me now to fight your New Jersey traffic violation or DWI charge. I will get all the information necessary to defend your case. If you are from out-of-state, you may not even have to return to New Jersey.