New Jersey’s traffic laws are listed in Title 39 of the New Jersey Code. Generally, lawyers divide the traffic offenses in two broad types: Moving offenses and parking tickets. Many “moving offenses” carry points.
While the New Jersey courts do not assess points, a conviction for a moving offense may cause the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to assess points against a motorist’s driving record.
When an out of state resident is convicted of a moving violation in New Jersey, his privilege to drive a motor vehicle in his state may be affected if that other state has a reciprocity pact with New Jersey. And most states do.
As a former municipal prosecutor, I am fully familiar with New Jersey’s traffic statutes. New Jersey laws mandate strong sanctions on a number of traffic offenses, such as DWI (driving while intoxicated), driving on the revoked list, driving without a license, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving.
In some cases, there are mandatory enhanced penalties and jail time for the offenders. Speeding over a certain speed limit can also cause revocation of a driver’s license by a judge. If you have been charged with a serious moving violation, you should not appear in court without legal representation.
Some motor vehicle convictions may have consequences of magnitude in your driving record. Be careful and deliberate in protecting your rights. Consult with an attorney. If you call my office for an appointment, I will be glad to provide you with the legal representation you need.
My experience is vast – over 30 years defending and prosecuting traffic cases.