New Jersey Traffic Tickets

Handling the Traffic Ticket Defense

Oftentimes, individuals charged with various traffic offenses in Municipal Court are confused whether to obtain an attorney or not. In our experience, for even minor traffic violations, representation by an attorney offers significant assistance in the defense of your traffic ticket. First, whether or not the prosecutor offers the best possible negotiated resolution to the traffic ticket may be partly dependent upon the issue of whether an attorney represents the individual charged. Further, if negotiations are stymied, an individual without attorney is in a very poor position to defend the case substantively at trial. As such, whether or not the ticket is extremely minor or you are charged with one of the many, very serious traffic offenses outlined in Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes, retention of an attorney should always be considered. Although sometimes, the lawyer’s analysis may lead to the conclusion that negotiation of the ticket is reduced simply to a cost – benefit analysis, there are many Consequences of Magnitude, very serious penalties, which may arise solely from traffic tickets even absent any criminal charges simultaneously.

For instance jail, significant license suspensions, extensive fines, and insurance points are all available to Municipal Court judges, in sentencing, against persons charged only with certain traffic offenses. Charges including Driving while Intoxicated, Leaving the scene of an Accident, and Reckless Driving, are some of many of traffic offenses under the New Jersey Statutes which may result in serious penalties. Further, Constitutional issues arise during the defense of these more serious offenses wherein defendants may arguably seek a jury trial although no jury trial is usually available in Municipal Court. Also, an attorney experienced in the Appellate process, as well as trial procedures, is necessary in order to fully protect the rights of individuals charged with these more serious traffic offenses.

At the Law Office of John Tierney, we have successfully handled hundreds of traffic offenses and criminal offenses over the course of John Tierney’s career. Zealous advocacy should always be partnered with judgment and the client’s aims and expectations are our focus.

Whether you are charged with a minor or more serious traffic offense in Denville, Rockaway Township, Mountain Lakes, Morristown, Morris County, Bergen County, Park Ridge, Montvale, or Parsippany, the Law Office of John Tierney is ready and armed to aggressively defend your matter.

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