Steps to Take If You’ve Been Charged with a Moving Violation

moving violationIt’s a feeling that most of us know all too well…. That pit-in-the-stomach, heart-sinking moment when you see the flashing lights behind you and you know you’re about to be pulled over by the police for a moving violation. Maybe you’ve been charged with blowing through a stop sign. Maybe the officer says that you were speeding, or driving recklessly.  Whatever the charge, when they wrote you a ticket you were asked to sign to acknowledge you received it and will act accordingly – so now what do you do? Just pay the fine and try to forget it ever happened? Go to court and hope the officer doesn’t show up so you don’t have to argue against them? Whatever the charge and circumstance, there are certain things that you need to know and some things you should do if you’ve been charged with a moving violation. As a long-time attorney in South Jersey, Richard M. Josselson is uniquely qualified to provide you with legal counsel and representation. Call the office today to set up a consultation to discuss the best thing for you to do.

There is a long list of moving violations that you can be charged within the state of New Jersey. The most commonly written ticket is for speeding, and the state imposes fines and penalties that are very costly. Not only are you expected to pay as a result of having broken the traffic laws, the court fees, and additional fees. You also run a very high risk of having your automobile insurance rates increase dramatically, and those fees can stay with you for a very long time. When you make the decision to simply pay the ticket instead of arguing against it, you are pleading guilty and opening yourself up to that possibility, so it is generally worthwhile to seek legal representation and have an experienced South Jersey moving violation attorney fight the charge against you.

The cost of being found guilty of a moving violation can be far greater than the amount of money you end up having to pay out of pocket. Depending upon what you have been charged with, you run the risk of losing wages to appear in court or attend traffic school; some jobs require that you maintain a clean driving record, and a conviction can mean losing work; in some cases you can even lose your license if you have accumulated too many points.

When you have a knowledgeable attorney working on your behalf, they will first determine exactly what the evidence against you is so that they can determine the best argument on your behalf. Richard M. Josselson will review all of the documentation that’s available regarding your moving violation, then decide what the best way is to fight for your rights and ensure that the charges get dismissed or reduced so that they don’t have a negative impact. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

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