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New Jersey Running A Red Light Lawyer

Have you received a traffic ticket for failing to stop at a traffic light or a stop sign? Maybe you were rushing to get to work on time? Or trying to make the appointment you have scheduled? There are many situations that can result in a traffic citation for failure to stop, but whatever your situation, a conviction or guilty plea can result in harsh penalties.

Looking For An Experienced & Cost Effective Traffic Ticket Attorney?

Contact Anthony N. Palumbo, New Jersey Traffic Offense Attorney and partner at The Law Offices of Anthony N. Palumbo for a free initial consultation at 908-643-6801 to discuss how to win your case.

With over 35 years of experience as a Traffic Offense Lawyer, I have received thousands of downgrades and dismissals when defending clients accused of failure to stop. Contact me today for a your defense of charges for running a red light, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to yield the right of way and other traffic violations.

Our firm represents clients throughout New Jersey including the communities of Roselle Park, Springfield, Plainfield, Maplewood, Scotch Plains, Kenilworth, Summit, Union Township, Sayreville, Piscataway, Edison, New Brunswick, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, Perth Amboy and Newark.


If you receive a traffic ticket or citation for failure to stop and you are convicted or enter a guilty plea the penalties are as follows:

  • Up to 15 days in jail
  • Up to a $200 fine
  • Points on your license
  • Car Insurance Points

The penalties may be increased if you have prior violations, or are charged with another traffic offense while awaiting the resolution of your ticket.

Point System Overview

A guilty plea or conviction for the following offense will result in 2 points on your license.

  • Failure to observe a traffic signal
  • Failure to stop for a police signal
  • Failure to yield at an intersection
  • Failure to observe stop signs
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Failure to yield to pedestrian crosswalk


There are a number of different defenses that can be argued on your behalf if you receive a ticket or citation for failure to stop. For instance, an experienced attorney may be able to have the charge against you dismissed by proving that you did not receive the signal to stop because of some defect with the sign or traffic light.

  • Stop sign: If you failed to stop at a stop sign your attorney may argue that it was hidden behind trees, defaced, or blocked by some other object so that it was not visible from the road.
  • Traffic Light: If you ran a traffic light, your attorney may defend your case on grounds that the light was defective, broken, or blocked by some object so that it was not visible from the road.

When charged with failure to stop, there are many defenses that may work on your behalf, but every defense depends on the circumstances of each case. Contact me for a free initial consultation at 908-643-6801 and let’s see what defenses can work for you. Once we discuss your case, I will be able to identify which defenses are appropriate for your case, do not plead guilty to an offense that should have been dismissed and will end up costing you expensive fines and points on your license. For more information visit, Why you Should Fight a Speeding Ticket.

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