Municipal charges for traffic offenses are a frequent hassle for both New Jersey residents and out-of-state drivers. Speeding tickets and other traffic charges can result in:
- Drivers license suspensions 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. If you need a lawyer to help you with a speeding ticket, reckless driving charge, or other traffic offense, contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.
New Jersey Traffic Violations
I represent clients charged with a wide range of traffic offenses, including:
- Assault by auto
- Death by auto
- Driving with a suspended/revoked license
- Driving with marijuana or other drugs in the car
- Driving without insurance
- Eluding an officer or resisting arrest
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Reckless driving
- Running a red light
New Jersey has a point system for traffic offenses. If you are convicted for 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 a Criminal Defense Attorney
Contact me 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.