Traffic Offenses

Traffic, or motor vehicle, offenses are also handled in municipal court.
Although moving violations are not criminal in nature, they can have serious consequences. They can impact your driving privileges, as well as, increase insurance premiums.
In New Jersey, one’s driving record remains with them for life.

A driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense can have grave impact on one’s life, specifically by revoking their right to drive anywhere from three (3) months to ten (10) years.  New Jersey is extremely tough on prosecuting drunk driving offenses.  Many DWIs carry a jail time exposure.  Loss of one’s driver’s license can impact your ability to work and perform familial responsibilities.  It also increases the cost of auto insurance and includes yearly surcharges from the DMV.  On December 1, 2019, New Jersey amended its DWI laws, now permitting the installation of an interlocutory device and no license suspension in certain situations.

Driving while suspended is a serious motor vehicle offense in New Jersey.  It can carry possible jail time, as well as, significant license suspension periods.

Speeding in New Jersey can cost you your license depending on how many miles over the speed limit  the offense is.  Speeding tickets also involve points which can impact one’s license and auto insurance.

  • Reckless Driving

  • Illegal Turn

  • Failure to Signal

  • ​Driving without Registration

  • Driving without Insurance

  • No inspection

  • Tailgating

  • Failure to Stop

  • Driving while operating  a mobile device



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