Have You Been Accused of a Traffic Violation? Learn What You Should Do from an Experienced Attorney

Are you a stay-at-home mom who got pulled over for driving a few miles over the posted speed limit? A commercial driver whose entire livelihood depends upon being able to hold on to your driver’s license without violations? Whatever your particular circumstance, it is important for you to know what to do if you have been accused of a traffic violation. Though most people who get a ticket assume that the right thing to do is to simply pay the fine and move on with your day, doing so is the same as pleading guilty, and can lead to very serious consequences. Depending upon the circumstances of the violation, your previous driving history and the type of license holder you are, you can end up having your license suspended, facing the possibility of jail time, paying much higher insurance premiums, and more. In order to protect your rights and make sure that you are doing the right thing, contact the Law Offices of Richard M. Josselson to see what steps you should take.

Traffic tickets can cost you far more than the fine that you are expected to pay. In addition to the experience being embarrassing and frustrating, research has shown that tickets can increase your insurance premium by as much as 93 percent depending upon the violation and the number of points that you already have accrued on your record.  The violation that will have the biggest impact on your insurance rate is drunken driving, followed by reckless driving that ignores the safety of other people or property, careless driving in which you exhibit risky behaviors, speeding in excess of 31 miles per hour over the speed limit, and running a red light.

If you are a commercial driver, then you are well aware that being found guilty of even a minor violation such as speeding, running a stop sign or failing to maintain your lane can result in your Commercial Drivers’ License privileges being suspended or your employer dismissing you.  Having an experienced attorney represent you can keep you from having your license taken or getting the charges against you dropped.

If you are a driver from outside of New Jersey who was ticketed while traveling through the state, it is important to know that New Jersey does report these violations to the violators’ licensing state: this means that you cannot hide from the repercussions of a guilty plea. At the Law Offices of Richard M. Josselson, we are able to represent drivers from states outside of the immediate area, and are often able to plead on your behalf without the necessity of you appearing at the hearing.

Though many people believe that a ticket cannot be beaten, there are many situations where a spirited and aggressive defense can prove otherwise. If you are facing a traffic violation, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard M. Josselson can help you avoid the most dire consequences. Contact us today to learn how.

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