If you have been arrested for a traffic offense or received traffic summonses, we can provide you with the effective and thorough legal representation you need. We defend such traffic cases as speeding, passing a stop sign, tailgating, parking, and red light violations. If you pay a traffic summons then you are pleading guilty to the charges and then Motor vehicle points may be assessed, which could affect your driving privileges and increase your insurance premiums. Other more serious charges like Drunk Driving, DUI/DWI, or leaving the scene of an accident, not only carry enhanced fines and penalties, but possible jail time as well.
Aggressive Representation For Your Traffic Violation
One of the greatest privileges you can have as a New Jersey citizen is the ability to drive. When you are charged with a DWI or Traffic Violations at a traffic stop or after being pulled over, however, your days behind the wheel may be numbered. The thought of losing your license, your money, or worse, your freedom, can be worrisome. Driving restrictions could affect your career, your responsibilities, and even your daily life. You need someone who understands your fears and will fight for your rights after a driving while intoxicated ticket in New Jersey.
For adults in New Jersey, the alcohol limit is 0.08. This means it is illegal to drive with a 0.08 or above. Also, once you hit a 0.10 there are enhanced penalties. Once you hit a 0.15, it triggers another additional penalty, which is that you have the mandatory installation of what is called the interlock device.
An interlock device is a device that has to be installed into your vehicle. Each time you want to drive it, you’ll have to blow into it, or your car won’t start. This device is used sometimes when you get your license back after being arrested for a DWI.
For minors, minors may not drive in New Jersey with any alcohol in their system. If a minor is driving and they’re intoxicated and their blood alcohol content is at 0.08 or above, in many cases they will be charged with both underage DWI (we call it “Baby DWI” in New Jersey, NJSA 39:4-50.14) and also with the adult DWI (NJSA 39:4-50).
The prosecutor, in almost every case, will not be willing, able, or allowed to dismiss the adult DWI in exchange for a guilty plea to the Baby DWI. If a minor’s BAC is under a 0.08, even if they are at 0.01, they can be still convicted for the underage DWI.
Always contact an attorney first before paying a ticket. We will act quickly to try to have your charges dismissed or reach an agreement with prosecutors, and should your case progress to trial, you’ll get aggressive representation every step of the way.
Contact Ralph A. Gonzalez, Attorney At Law, For Help Today
If you receive a Notice of Proposed Suspension from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, please contact our office before you accept any suspension. We can reduce and in some cases eliminate the term of suspension.
Our lawyer fees are extremely reasonable and we offer reduced rates for senior citizens, and military personnel and their family members. We also offer convenient Payment Plans. Credit cards are accepted.