NJ Motor Vehicle Violations & MVC Lawyer, including Powerhouse Defense for Charges that Can Incur Loss of License and Large Fines for Excessive Speeding, Reckless Driving, DWI, Leaving the Scene, and Driving While Revoked or Suspended.
When you commit a motor vehicle violation, it can impact you license to drive. Some stops are minor like that for a broken tail light, and the penalty is a ticket, and no court appearance is required. As a former assistant Essex County prosecutor and a NJ police officer, I can tell this: The type of motor vehicle violations to be concerned with are more serious moving violations where a court appearance is required and the penalties, given your history or the severity of the infraction, can include large fines, the loss of your license, and possibly jail for dwi, reckless driving, leaving the scene, speeding 40 miles over the limit, and getting stopped for driving while already on the revoked or suspended list.
Please Understand: Traffic Court and the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission are Two Independent Entities. If You’re Not Quite Sure Where You Stand with Either, My Free Phone Consult Might Save You Big Money and/or Your License to Drive.
You can defend yourself alone traffic court and walk with a reduced charge, and then two weeks later get a letter from the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) saying your license is suspended. This happens all the time. You need to understand how a conviction will impact your license before you decide how to resolve the moving violation charge. Hiring a lawyer is a call worth making, especially if losing your license can hurt you financially. Even for the slightest of charges, when combined with a record of infractions, even something such as failure to exhibit documents — like a registration or insurance — can trigger problems far bigger than the missing document itself. If you are on the end of a ticket for any of the following moving violations, the last thing you should do is take these charges without first consulting a motor vehicle lawyer. One wrong move without counsel covering ALL the bases could be regrettable and cost you big time. Call me if your protecting your license, which may mean your livelihood, if you need a motor vehicle violations lawyer for:
• Careless or Reckless Driving
• Leaving the Scene of an Accident
• Driving an Unregistered Vehicle
• Driving While on the Suspended List
• Railroad Crossing Violation
If you get a ticket for a moving violation that requires a court appearance, consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney before deciding whether to plead guilty to the violation or fight the charge. Contact Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation.
A Testimonial from a Client Who Failed to his Exhibit Insurance Document
“Recently I required the assistance of legal representation for a 39. 3.29C insurance violation. After preforming (sic) research of possible candidates, I came across Mr. Bailey’s profile. I was very impressed with his resume and positive reviews from past clients. Suffice it to say, I contacted his office. First impressions are always lasting impression. Mr. Bailey was prompt in returning my call and made concessions to meet with me on short notice. He was very professional upon meeting him, put me at ease with his easy going demeanor and gave me all the possibilities in which I was facing. He did not sugar coat anything to handle my case. He advised me that he knew what to argue in my case but there were no guarantees. I felt I was in competent hands and I hired him on the spot. Every question, every call and every email was responded to expeditiously. Long story short, Mr Bailey resolved my case with only court cost and a fine whereas I was looking at possible suspension of my driving license, a hefty fine and community service. Mere words can not express the gratitude that I have for Mr. Bailey. Mr. Bailey epitomizes what a lawyer should be. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of an attorney. Excellent attorney. 5 star rating.” — February 2016
Defending a Traffic Ticket or any Motor Vehicle Violation
The defense of a traffic ticket depends on the type of ticket you were issued, your prior history of motor vehicle violations, previous warnings of suspension by the DMV, and whether you want to fight the ticket or negotiate a plea. For certain types of tickets there are specific issues that should be reviewed to make certain the State can prove their case. Your driver’s license abstract should be reviewed to make sure there are no issues that will impact the penalties of pleading guilty. All certifications and credentials of the police officer and the equipment used (such as a radar unit) need to be reviewed for errors. In some cases, it is advisable to hire an expert witness to testify in support of your defense. Among the questions I frequently ask a client who has received a traffic ticket are: What is your license worth to you? If your license is suspended, will that suspension impact your job?
Should I Handle the Traffic Ticket on my Own?
If you are facing ‘consequences of magnitude’ (like jail or a loss of your license), or have a lengthy record of traffic violations, you should consult with and consider hiring a lawyer. When you have a history of traffic tickets, or are facing a serious charge like Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Reckless Driving, Excessive Speeding, or Leaving the Scene of an Accident, the consequences can include a jail sentence, a loss of license and large fines and financial penalties – and you need to consider whether you will be better protected by hiring a lawyer. Call Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation to discuss your options.