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Traffic Ticket Attorneys in Moorestown, NJ: Turning the Tables on Traffic Tickets with a Turnkey Defense in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Throughout South Jersey

Driving privileges are often critical to New Jersey residents. New Jersey traffic violations can often lead to harsh and unanticipated consequences, including suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, substantial fines, increased car insurance premiums, and even jail time in extreme situations. Notably, a traffic violation can result in administrative suspension by the Motor Vehicle Commission (“MVC,” which was formerly known as the DMV), even if the traffic court doesn’t suspend your license. In fact, in most cases, the simple fine associated with the ticket itself is the least severe aspect of the overall penalty.

Most cases involving traffic offenses are heard in municipal court, which is sometimes called “traffic court.” Traffic courts in Burlington County and throughout the State handle traffic offenses as well as minor criminal cases. If your matter is handled in traffic court, it will be held in the town in which you received the summons or ticket, rather than the town in which you reside.

At Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, we have the skills and experience necessary to help you successfully navigate your traffic court case. If you are facing the possibility of points on your record after a traffic violation, it is important to defend your rights to protect your driving privileges and avoid significant insurance surcharges going forward. Contact our New Jersey traffic violation lawyers today so that we can begin investigating possible defense strategies in your traffic court case.

Traffic Court Cases in New Jersey Can Lead to Substantial Penalties

In any case where you are required to appear in traffic court, it is important to retain experienced legal counsel to represent you to minimize the impact these charges may have on your future. Cases that commonly carry significant penalties in New Jersey traffic court cases include:

  • Driving While Intoxicated (“DWI/DUI”) or refusal to take the breathalyzer test. If you have been charged with DWI/DUI or refused to take a breath test, you face very serious mandatory penalties if convicted. For your first offense, you face a jail term not to exceed 30 days, a mandatory license suspension of three to 12 months, mandatory participation in the Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center (IDRC) and fines and assessments of up to $750. Additionally, an insurance surcharge of $1,000 per year for three years will apply. If you have prior offenses that are less than ten years old, the penalties are even more severe.
  • Driving without insurance. Under state law, all drivers are required to carry insurance meeting certain minimum coverage requirements. If you are convicted of driving without insurance you could lose your license for one year, be ordered to perform community service, and receive a substantial monetary fine. You could also face the possibility of jail time, depending upon your driving history. Our New Jersey traffic violation lawyers will work tirelessly to protect you from the possibility of jail and minimize the consequences of these charges.
  • Traffic tickets. In addition to expensive fines, (which are doubled in construction zones and 65 mile-per-hour zones), and possible license suspension, being convicted of a traffic violation can cause you great expense when it comes to your insurance premiums. New Jersey’s traffic system operates on a “points” system, meaning that in addition to fines and other penalties, many traffic violations place points on your record. Car insurance companies use these points to identify high-risk drivers and to justify surcharges or increased premiums.
  • Suspended driver’s license. If you are convicted of driving while your license is suspended, you face an additional period of suspension, substantial fines and, in some circumstances, mandatory jail time. These serious penalties justify retaining experienced lawyers to fight for your rights.
  • License problems. If you have problems with your license because of old traffic violations, unpaid surcharges or other administrative issues, we will fight to protect your interests before the MVC and help you get your driving privileges restored.

Other traffic violations that commonly appear in traffic court include excessive speeding tickets, CDL violations, reckless driving charges and tickets for texting while driving (distracted driving tickets).

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Why Choose Attorneys Hartman, Chartered to Protect Your Rights in Burlington County Traffic Court?

After being issued a traffic ticket, many drivers are tempted to simply pay the required fines and put the experience behind them. Despite this, in more serious cases, this can lead to lasting negative consequences that our experienced New Jersey traffic violation lawyers can help minimize. Our traffic court lawyers will:

  • Explain the potential consequences and options in your case
  • Gather all relevant evidence to advocate on your behalf in traffic court
  • Help you navigate the requirements of the traffic court system
  • Formulate the best possible defense strategy depending upon the facts of your specific case

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation With Our New Jersey Traffic Violation Lawyers To Discuss Your Traffic Court Case Today

Unlike true criminal cases, traffic court cases often proceed quickly, making it important to have someone familiar with the system on your side. If you are required to appear in traffic court in Mount Laurel or elsewhere in New Jersey, or would like to explore options for fighting a traffic ticket in court, call or contact the experienced New Jersey traffic violation lawyers at Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, for a free initial phone or email consultation.

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Katherine D. Hartman, Esquire

Katherine D. Hartman is the Managing Partner in the Moorestown, New Jersey law office of Attorneys Hartman, Chartered, which has been named one of America’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report. She concentrates her practice in employment discrimination, criminal defense, police disciplinary matters, and other employment law issues. Katie has been practicing law for over thirty years. She was admitted to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars in 1991, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in November of 1993, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in November of 2002, and the Supreme Court of the United States in October of 2002.

Katie has been awarded the highest (AV) rating for professional ability and high ethical standards, by Martindale Hubbell. Additionally, Katie has consistently been voted a Super Lawyer by New Jersey Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. She was named one of the Top Forty Lawyers under Forty by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2002.

Michael C. Mormando, Esquire

Michael C. Mormando has been practicing law for over twenty years, and is a Partner at Attorneys Hartman, Chartered. Mike is an active member in the Burlington County Bar Association, he is a former Chair of the Bar Associations’ Criminal Practice Committee, and he formerly served as a member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey District Ethics Committee for Burlington County, District III-B. Mike also served two years as Councilman for Ward 3 in Delran Township, having been elected to the post in the November 2018 general election, and he currently serves as the Chair of the Delran Township Zoning Board.

Mike’s areas of practice include criminal defense, DUI defense, traffic violation defense, employment law, discrimination and whistleblower cases, unemployment compensation appeals, labor representation for collective bargaining units, employment contract review and negotiations, and defense in police disciplinary matters. Mike is approved by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) as a lawyer who can represent law enforcement officers who face disciplinary or criminal charges. Mike also represents small business owners concerning employment issues.