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Don’t Face Traffic Charges Alone: Secure The Advantage with Hoffman DiMuzio’s Traffic Lawyer

A traffic ticket in New Jersey can be more than just a nuisance. It can lead to hefty fines, license suspension, and even increased insurance rates. That’s why having an experienced traffic lawyer on your side is critical.

At Hoffman DiMuzio, one of New Jersey’s largest and most respected law firms, our Municipal Court Department is comprised of seasoned professionals dedicated to fighting for your driving privileges. We understand the complexities of traffic law and the potential consequences of a conviction.

Experienced Traffic Lawyer You Can Trust

Our team offers a distinct advantage: many of our attorneys are former Municipal Court Prosecutors. This insider’s knowledge gives us an unparalleled understanding of how the prosecution builds its case. We leverage this experience to develop the most effective defense strategies tailored to the specifics of your situation.

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We believe in a client-centered approach. Your case is unique, and we’ll treat it that way. Your dedicated attorney will take the time to discuss all the details of your situation, ensuring you understand your options and feel confident in our representation.

Protecting You From Common Traffic Charges

Our team of experienced traffic lawyers regularly tackles a comprehensive range of traffic violations, including:

    • Driving Without Insurance: New Jersey law mandates insurance coverage for all registered vehicles. A first offense can lead to a significant fine, community service, and a year-long license suspension. Repeat offenses carry even harsher penalties. Don’t let a lapse in insurance coverage derail your driving privileges – our team will explore all options to minimize the impact on your driving record and your wallet.
    • Driving With a Suspended License: Operating a vehicle with a suspended license is a serious offense with potentially severe consequences. Depending on the reason for the suspension and your prior record, penalties can encompass fines, jail time, and a further extended suspension. Our skilled lawyers will work tirelessly to understand the circumstances surrounding your suspension and fight for the most favorable outcome, potentially getting your license reinstated as quickly as possible.
    • Moving Violations and Points: Most moving violations, regardless of location, result in points being assessed on your record. These points can significantly impact your insurance rates, lead to Motor Vehicle Commission surcharges, and even result in license suspension. Our team will meticulously analyze the details of your violation and explore all available options to potentially get the charges dismissed or reduced, minimizing the impact on your record and your insurance premiums.

Traffic Violations And Penalties

Statute Number

Offense

Points

N.J.S.A. 39:4-81 Failure to observe traffic signals 2
N.J.S.A. 39:4-82 Failure to keep right 2
N.J.S.A. 39:4-85 Improper passing on right or off roadway 4
N.J.S.A. 39:4-85.1 Wrong way on a one-way street 2
N.J.S.A. 39:4-86 Improper passing in no passing zone 4
N.J.S.A. 39:4-88 Failure to observe traffic lanes 2
N.J.S.A. 39:4-89 Tailgating 5
N.J.S.A. 39:4-96 Reckless driving 5
N.J.S.A. 39:4-97 Careless driving 2
N.J.S.A. 39:4-97.2 Driving in an unsafe manner (points only assessed for the third or subsequent violation(s) within a five year period) 4
N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 Speeding 1-14 mph over the limit 2
  Speeding 15-29 mph over the limit 4
  Speeding 30mph or more over the limit 5
N.J.S.A. 39:4-115 Improper turn and traffic light 3
N.J.S.A. 39:4-123 Improper right or left turn 3
N.J.S.A. 39:4-124 Improper turn from approved turning course 3
N.J.S.A. 39:4-126 Failure to give proper signal 2
N.J.S.A. 39:4-128.1 Improper passing of school bus 5
N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 Leaving the scene of an accident  
  No personal injury 2
  Personal injury 8
N.J.S.A. 39:4-144 Failure to observe “stop” or “yield” Signs 2
N.J.S.A. 39:5D-4 Moving violation out-of-state 2

Here’s what to do if you get a traffic ticket in New Jersey:

    • Review the Ticket: The ticket itself will have instructions on how to pay the fine or contest the citation.
    • Minor Offenses: For less serious violations, you typically have the option to:
    • Pay the fine: This is the simplest option, but it usually means pleading guilty and accepting any associated points.
    • Contest the ticket in court: You can represent yourself or hire a lawyer.
    • Fix-It Tickets: Some tickets, like those for a broken taillight, allow you to fix the issue and show proof in court (receipt and photo) to potentially avoid a fine or points.
    • Serious Violations and License Suspension: If your driving privelages are at stake, consider hiring a traffic lawyer. A lawyer can fight for you in court and may be able to:
    • Negotiate a reduced charge
    • Minimize points
    • Help you keep some driving privileges (restricted license)
    • Civil Lawsuits: If you’re facing a civil lawsuit (e.g., personal injury) related to the same incident as your ticket, consult a lawyer immediately. Pleading guilty in traffic court can impact the civil case.

General Tips From A Traffic Lawyer:

    • Don’t ignore the ticket. Ignoring it can lead to late fees, license suspension, and even a warrant for your arrest.
    • Decide if you want to fight the ticket. Consider the severity of the offense, potential consequences, and your comfort level representing yourself.
    • Act promptly. You typically have a limited window to pay the fine or contest the ticket.

Remember: This information is general advice. For specific legal guidance, consult with a New Jersey traffic lawyer.

Traffic Lawyer Near You

The attorneys at Hoffman DiMuzio operate out of six convenient office locations. If meeting with your attorney in-person, they’ll even meet at the office nearest you! Our locations:

  • Woodbury, NJ
  • Franklinville, NJ
  • Sewell, NJ
  • Turnersville, NJ
  • Mullica Hill, NJ
  • Philadelphia, PA

Don’t Wait – Get Help Today From A Proven Traffic Lawyer!

At Hoffman DiMuzio, we put people first. Call us today at 856-238-5183 to discuss your case and learn how our experienced Municipal Court Department can help you navigate the legal system and argue for a favorable outcome.

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Joseph J. Hoffman, Jr.
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For more than 40 years, Mr. Hoffman has protected the interest of his clients through diligence and hard work on legal matters, both large and small. An honors graduate of Rutgers University Law School and a native of Gloucester County, Mr. Hoffman has won numerous accolades for excellence in the practice of law.

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An attorney with over 45 years of professional experience, Mr. DiMuzio concentrates his practice on personal injury and workers’ compensation matters. A graduate of Georgetown University Law School and a native of Gloucester County, Mr. DiMuzio has been honored time and again for his professionalism and ethics in the practice of law.

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Ernest L. Alvino, Jr. About Ernest L. Alvino, Jr. concentrates his practice in the area of workplace injuries; construction accidents; product injuries; trucking accidents; auto injuries; medical negligence and crime victim advocacy. Ernie is a lifelong Gloucester County resident, living in Mullica Hill with his wife and children. Ernie worked his way through school as…

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