Points on Your Driving Record
Traffic Tickets Can Equal Points That May Result in A Driver’s License Suspension
While it may be easy to just pay a speeding ticket or other type of traffic ticket, you should think twice before doing so. When you receive any kind of traffic ticket, there are “points” that are associated with the type of violation for which you were cited. These points can add up and lead to the suspension of your driver’s license. A suspension can limit your ability to go to work, drive your kids and basically live your day-to-day life. To fight your tickets and the points that you may receive, talk to us at Law Office of Louis G. DeAngelis, LLC.
We are an Englewood-based firm that has years of experience handling criminal defense matters, including traffic tickets. Founding attorney Louis G. DeAngelis is highly knowledgeable of the New Jersey Point Schedule and can take the time to explain how it may affect you and your future. Our firm is dedicated to each client, taking every case seriously whether it is a traffic matter, drunk driving case or violent crime charge.
What is New Jersey’s Point Schedule?
The point schedule that the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) has established sets out specific points for specific types of violations. The MVC has even gone so far as to separate certain violations on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway from other roads, as these are highly trafficked and very busy highways.
Points can range in value according to the severity of the violation, such as:
- Tailgating – 5 points
- 30mph or more over the speed limit – 5 points
- 15-29mph over the speed limit – 4 points
- 1-14mph over the speed limit – 2 points
- Improper passing in a no-passing zone – 4 points
- Improper right or left turn – 3 points
- Failure to stop for a traffic light – 2 points
- Careless driving – 2 points
This is just an example of the many different types of citations and points that can be issued. The only way to keep points from accumulating on your license is to fight the ticket that was given to you. Having a lawyer on your side throughout this process is an efficient way to ensure your case is heard and your rights are fully protected.
Thankfully, points on your driver’s license do not last forever. If you are unable to successfully fight the ticket that resulted in the points, your lawyer can explain the various ways that points can be removed, including receiving no additional violations or suspensions for one year, taking a driver improvement program, completing a probationary driver program, or attending a state-approved defensive driving class.
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