Should I retain an attorney for a traffic offense?

Traffic violations happen quite literally every day throughout New Jersey and although they may not seem like a very big deal, they can result in very serious consequences. Traffic offenses can include red light violations, speeding tickets, cell phone violations, improper turns, reckless driving, and more. When you are issued a ticket for a traffic violation, you have a few options. You can either plead guilty and pay the ticket or fight the ticket in court with or without the help of an attorney.

If you choose to plead guilty and pay the ticket, you will be subject to points on your license and a fee that varies depending on the violation that was committed. When you get points on your license, not only will your insurance premiums rise, you may also be subject to a license suspension if you have too many points already. If you choose the other option to go to court and fight the ticket, it is best that you do so with the help of an attorney. Your attorney will know the defenses available to you that can help you plead not guilty to the offense. If it is determined that you are guilty, your attorney can fight on your behalf for lessened penalties. If you go to court and don’t have an attorney, you have a much higher chance of being found guilty.

If you have been issued a traffic ticket in New Jersey, let us fight for you. Contact Shebell & Shebell today for strong legal representation when you need it most.