Traffic violations are among the most common reasons why New Jersey residents wind up in court. You can be issued a traffic ticket for a number of reasons, and while the penalties may vary, they are all serious. Speaking with a reputable traffic attorney in New Jersey is crucial in stopping your license from being suspended or revoked or paying surcharges and fines
A careless driving ticket is one of the most common traffic violations given to drivers in New Jersey. Often, a police officer will issue a careless driving ticket to you when you’re considered at fault for a motor vehicle accident. However, you can fight the traffic violation. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is committed to helping you fight a careless driving ticket so you can avoid fines and adding points to your driving record.
When you or a loved one is facing surcharges, there are reasons why the charges were assessed. You may be facing more serious charges related to a traffic violation or criminal charge. Contact our DMV surcharge lawyers who have more than 100 years of combined legal experience. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is committed to helping you.
Driving While Suspended
The State of New Jersey has tough laws regarding driving with a suspended license. If your driving privileges are suspended in another state, but you hold a New Jersey driver’s license, you still may be charged with driving with a suspended license. If you or a loved one is accused of driving on a suspended license, our attorneys at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith are committed to helping you.
Driving Without Insurance
When you do not have automobile insurance and are stopped, you face some severe penalties. If you or a loved one is facing a charge of driving without insurance, you are not automatically guilty. You have the right to present evidence and prove your innocence. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is dedicated to helping you defend against a driving while uninsured charge.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
A driving under the influence charge is merely an accusation. You have only been charged, not convicted. The allegation must be proven in court and the judge must hear your side of the facts. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith has defended hundreds of DUI cases. We will help you fight this serious charge. You could face license suspension, revocation, fines, surcharges and possibly jail time.
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
In New Jersey, you are accused of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) when you allegedly have drugs in your system and are stopped by a police officer. The state treats driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and DUID the same. You may also be charged under the criminal code for possession of drugs. This is an extremely serious charge that requires legal attention immediately. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is committed to helping you.
When you are accused of fleeing from an officer during questioning, an arrest or during a traffic stop, you face serious charges. There could be many reasons you’re charged with eluding police, but regardless of the reason or circumstances, you have a right to an eluding the police lawyer. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is committed to assisting you in your eluding police charge.
Failure to Report an Accident
If you are accused of failing to report an accident, you face potentially serious penalties. However, you have only been charged, not convicted of the offense. Thus, you have time to prove your side of the case. The lawyers at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will help you with your failure to report an accident charge.
Failure to Stop
There are many different reasons drivers fail to stop when driving. You may be rushing to get to work, trying to get the kids to school on time or to a scheduled appointment. It could be due to the driver’s confusion. Whatever the reason, New Jersey has tough laws against failing to stop. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is committed to helping you fight this offense and avoid the harsh penalties.
Hit and Run
If you or a loved one is involved in a hit-and-run accident, you may face tough penalties if you leave the scene. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is committed to helping you or a loved one charged with a hit-and-run accident.
When you commit a specific traffic violation like a DUI/DWI or having too many points on your driving record, you may be ordered to pay fines. The state can also assess surcharges. The surcharges are different than fines. In fact, they are in addition to any fines, penalties or fees assessed by the court or your insurance company. However, you can fight the charge or traffic violation to avoid paying the surcharges. At Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith we are committed to helping you.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
New Jersey considers leaving the scene of an accident to be a serious traffic offense. If you are accused of leaving the scene of an accident, you face serious penalties, including jail time and fines. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is dedicated to helping you fight this charge.
License Suspension Hearings
If you are ordered to turn in your license due to traffic violations, you can still request a license suspension hearing. Before the hearing, you should contact an attorney about your license suspension hearing, to increase the chance that you keep your license. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is dedicated to helping you keep your driving privileges.
License Suspension and Revocation
New Jersey can suspend your driver’s license for a number of reasons. Whatever the reason is, you have legal options you can pursue before your license is suspended or revoked. To understand all of the options available to you, talk to an experienced attorney at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith. We are dedicated to assisting you with your driver’s license suspension.
License Restoration After Revocation
Driving is a privilege, but you have a right to restore this privilege. Restoring a revoked license is a fairly simple process but can be confusing if you’ve never had to restore one before. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is committed to helping you solve all legal problems related to your revoked license.
Speeding Charges and Speeding Tickets
A speeding ticket in New Jersey is not a minor traffic offense. It can have major consequences on your life such as losing your driving privileges. You need an experienced speeding ticket lawyer to fight your speeding charges. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is committed to helping you resolve your speeding ticket.
Possession of Drugs While Driving
New Jersey has strict laws regarding drug possession. These penalties become greater when drugs are found in your possession during a routine traffic stop. If you or a loved one is charged with drug possession during a traffic violation, you have the right to defend yourself. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is dedicated to helping you.
If you are accused of reckless driving, it is important to keep your driving privileges. To fight this charge you should have a reckless driving lawyer on your side. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will help you fight a reckless driving charge.
Restoring a Suspended Drivers License
Until your driving privileges are restored, you don’t have a valid driver’s license. You should talk with a restoring a suspended drivers license lawyer about restoring your license. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will look over your case and assist you with your restoration.
Driving without a license is a serious charge that can have big penalties including jail time and fines. Also you may be barred from obtaining a license. If you are accused of driving without a license, you deserve to plead your case. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is committed helping defend you.