What to Do When You Get a Traffic Ticket in NJ – Tips from a South Jersey Attorney

For some people, getting a traffic ticket is a once-in-a-decade incident. If this describes you, and you feel fairly confident that you are not likely to make the same mistake twice, then paying the ticket may be the most appropriate and sensible action to take. But if traffic violations are a regular occurrence that has resulted in numerous points on your record, or if the ticket you’ve received was not deserved and is likely to cost you money that you can’t afford or don’t wish to sacrifice, then it may be in your best interests to mount a vigorous defense against it. Because paying the fine on a ticket is an admission of guilt, it is important that you give careful consideration to your action. The attorneys at The Law Office of Richard M. Josselson are available to help you determine your best next steps and provide you with a legal strategy and representation designed to have the charges against you dismissed or reduced.

One of the best things that you can do for yourself if you’ve gotten a traffic ticket in New Jersey is to do a little research into the law you’ve been charged with violating. You would be surprised to learn how often a traffic ticket is written for an action that is not a technical violation of the law that has been cited on the ticket – and when you know that, then a qualified and experienced traffic ticket attorney has a straightforward path to a defense. Though the police officer who wrote the ticket may not be concerned with technicalities, the judge who will be ruling on your case is. Your attorney simply needs to make a clear presentation to the judge and there is a good chance that your name will be cleared.

There are a number of other highly effective ways that an attorney can defend you against a traffic ticket. These include questioning whether the officer who wrote the ticket used their equipment correctly, whether they, in fact, had an obstructed view of your offense, or raising doubt about whether the correct car was pulled over amidst heavy traffic. An argument can even be made against a speeding ticket being warranted, stating that despite the fact that you were driving over a posted speed limit your driving was safe.  These are all legitimate arguments that have a good chance of succeeding.

On the other hand, many drivers make the mistake of trying to defend themselves by arguing ignorance of the law, arguing that no harm resulted from their violation, or that the officer was selectively enforcing the law. Judges are not swayed by these types of arguments – nor do they look kindly on other accusations against a police officer or on stories told to try to garner sympathy.

The best thing to do when you get a traffic ticket in South Jersey is to use the services of an experienced South Jersey attorney who will be able to use their knowledge of the law, as well as their experience, to get the charges against you dropped. Contact The Law Office of Richard M. Josselson today to put your traffic ticket into the capable hands of professionals who can help.

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