What are the Most Common Traffic Violations in New Jersey?

Because operating a vehicle must be done with care in order to prevent injury, New Jersey takes traffic violations very seriously. If you were charged with a traffic violation, do not hesitate to call an experienced New Jersey traffic violations attorney right away to discuss your options. The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC is prepared to use our 25 plus years of experience to protect you and your future.

What is reckless driving in New Jersey?

Reckless driving in the state of New Jersey is defined as a “violation performed by a driver that willfully and wantonly disregards the rights and safety of other drivers in a way that endangers people or property.” Reckless driving can include driving under the influence, improper lane changes, excessive speeding, and more.

What is a speeding violation?

If a motorist drives their car over the speed limit, they can get a speeding violation. In the state of New Jersey, a point system is used to keep track of a driving record. If an individual is caught speeding, they may have points placed on their record. It is important to note that the points given depend on how fast the driver was over the speed limit. The point system in New Jersey is as follows:

  • 2 points for driving 1-14 miles over the speed limit
  • 4 points for driving 15-30 miles over the speed limit
  • 5 points for driving 30 miles over the speed limit

What is a cell phone violation?

Technology has become more and more prevalent in today’s society. With that being said, people often use their cell phones while driving, which can have fatal results. New Jersey takes this offense very seriously, and penalties can range from $200 to $800 as well as an additional three points added to their driving record.

What if I get caught driving without a license?

The penalties for driving without a license can include a fine between $500 and $1000, as well as potential jail time. A person who gets charged with this is typically an individual that has their license suspended or revoked because of previous violations, and they were caught driving anyway.

If you were charged with any of the above offenses, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced traffic violations attorney as soon as possible. Do not wait. Our legal team is prepared to help you combat your charges.

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