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Moving Violations

A moving violation is any violation of laws by a driver while their vehicle is moving. Moving violations are common in New Jersey and can carry serious penalties such as fines, insurance rate increases and even prison time. A Camden County traffic ticket lawyer at the Law Office of Thomas J. Gosse has experience handling New Jersey moving violations and can help you develop the most effective strategy in your case. Some of the most common types of moving violations that our experienced legal team can help you fight include:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to use a seat belt
  • Running a stop sign or a red light
  • Driving without a license or insurance
  • Failure to use turn signals
  • Improper passing
  • Street racing
  • Tailgating
  • Failure to yield
  • Improper U-turn
  • Hit and run

Possible Consequences of a Moving Violation

It may not be in your best interest to simply admit guilt and pay the ticket. Moving violations in New Jersey carry long term consequences that must be considered when deciding how to proceed. Some common penalties for moving violations include:

  • Fines
  • Court costs
  • Surcharges which must be paid every year for a certain number of years
  • Community service
  • Points on your driver’s license
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Increased insurance rates
  • Imprisonment

If you are convicted of a moving violation, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will add points to your driving record. Your driver’s license may be suspended once you accumulate twelve points or more. However, there are ways to reduce the number of points on your record such as completing the Driver Improvement Program, or taking an MVC-approved defensive driving course. Also, every year you go without incurring another moving violation will result in a three-point deduction from your record.

Conviction for a moving violation also leads to increased auto insurance rates. You may face increases from 11 to 22 percent depending on the type of moving violation for which you were convicted. Fines, court costs and surcharges can also add up and take a serious toll on your finances. Certain types of violations such as being convicted of driving with a suspended license for a second time may even result in imprisonment.

How We Can Help

If you have been charged with a New Jersey moving violation, it may be in your best interest to hire an experienced Camden County traffic ticket lawyer from the Law Office of Thomas J. Gosse. We will work to get your charges dismissed or reduced, get points deducted from your driving record and help you avoid consequences that can affect your life for many years to come.

We may be able to dispute the officer’s version of events, dispute the evidence, offer a justification or a mistake of fact defense on your behalf. For example, if you received a speeding ticket, it may be possible to show that the radar gun used to clock your speed was defective. Also, if the officer does not appear in court, if you agree to plea to a lesser non-moving violation, or if you comply with an unsupervised probationary period, your ticket may be dismissed.

Although the record of your violation will remain on your driving record if convicted, a skilled attorney at the Law Office of Thomas J. Gosse may be able to get your points dismissed or reduced. We may also be able to negotiate alternative discipline such as traffic school, which can lead to your ticket being dismissed, points being removed from your record and qualification for lower insurance rates.

Contact a Camden County Traffic Ticket Lawyer at the Law Office of Thomas J. Gosse for Help Fighting a New Jersey Moving Violation

If you are facing charges of any New Jersey moving violation, contact a knowledgeable Camden County traffic ticket lawyer at the Law Office of Thomas J. Gosse. We will advise you of all your options and work to get your ticket dismissed or your penalties reduced. We represent clients throughout South Jersey from our office in Haddon Heights, including those in Haddonfield, Collingswood, Cherry Hill, and Moorestown, New Jersey. Submit an online contact form or call us at 856-546-6600 or toll-free at 800-989-1575 to schedule a free consultation.