Focused New Jersey Lawyer Helps Clients Avoid and Reduce MVC Points
Experienced Vernon attorney represents clients with driver’s license points
A moving violation in New Jersey usually results in points being applied to your license, and may be accompanied by fines and increased insurance rates. By choosing to fight a ticket in court, you might be able to avoid these and other negative consequences. The Law Offices of James C. Zimmermann provides strong advice and advocacy to help clients avoid points that could lead to a license suspension under New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) regulations.
Respected law firm advises first-time and repeat traffic violation offenders
The New Jersey MVC Points Schedule assigns a specific number of points to each moving violation. Points per violation range from zero to eight, with higher points corresponding to offenses considered to be more serious.
Reckless driving is one of the more costly violations, worth five points. A speeding ticket can come with two, four or five points, depending on how far the vehicle was over the speed limit. Improper passing of a school bus and causing an accident that results in personal injury are two other high-point offenses. Conversely, failure to yield to a pedestrian is a low-point offense.
If you accumulate 12 points, your license will be suspended automatically. Often, you can lower your point total by taking a safe driving course to reduce the likelihood of losing your driving privileges. These classes might also help you lessen your auto insurance rate. It is wise to speak to an attorney the first time you face the threat of license points, rather than waiting until your license is suspended.
Determined attorney advocates to help clients reduce license points
Our firm’s attorney can represent you in court to help you avoid excessive license points by having your traffic violation:
- Dismissed — Our firm may argue that there is not enough evidence to show you committed a traffic violation. In other cases, we might assert that the traffic stop was unlawful, the ticket contains a material error or the citation was due to faulty equipment, such as broken red light.
- Reduced — A plea deal can be beneficial if you are facing multiple tickets, have prior offenses or were ticketed for one of the high-point violations. It might be possible to get a moving violation reduced to a non-moving violation that does not come with points, or to a lesser offense that adds fewer points to your license.
The legal approach we take for your case will be based on the circumstances of your traffic stop, the current number of points on your license and other relevant factors.
Contact a strategic New Jersey attorney to fight traffic violations and MVC license points
The Law Offices of James C. Zimmermann represents accused North Jersey drivers so they can avoid the unwarranted accumulation of driver’s license points. Our offices are in Vernon, Wayne, Pompton Lakes, Hackensack and Nutley. To schedule your free consultation, call 973-764-1633 or contact us online.