Dealing with Traffic Violations
Every day numerous drivers are pulled over by police officers, and those contacts frequently result in the issuing of a ticket for a traffic violation. Drivers can be cited for speeding, failing to stop at a red light or stop sign, improper passing, unsafe lane changes, driving under the influence, and many other driving infractions.
Most drivers receive at least one traffic ticket throughout their lifetime, so these citations may not seem like a big deal, but they can have serious consequences. Traffic ticket lawyer Ihab Ibrahim represents drivers in the Jersey City, NJ, area. He assists individuals in fighting against traffic violations, so that they can avoid the costly consequences of these types of tickets.
Consequences of a Traffic Violation
Most drivers are aware that if they are issued a ticket for a traffic violation, they will have to pay a one-time fine. These fines can be extremely costly. The amount of the fine depends on the type of traffic violation that is cited, as well as if it is a driver’s first-time offense. Unfortunately, many drivers do not realize that a fine is only one consequence of a traffic ticket.
Certain traffic violations can result in a suspended license. This can seriously affect a person’s ability to get around, including their ability to get to and from work, which can have a direct effect on their income.
Even if a driver’s license is not suspended, a traffic violation will be reported to their insurance company. This often results in an increase in the driver’s insurance premium. The state of New Jersey offers no way for drivers to have a traffic violation removed from their driving record, so increased insurance costs could be long-lasting, or even lifelong.
Should I Fight My Traffic Violation?
When a traffic ticket is issued, Jersey City drivers should consider fighting the offense in court. Ihab Ibrahim can review the details of a traffic violation to determine if there are grounds to fight the ticket. A citation may be contested if the police officer did not have legal grounds to pull the driver over, or if there is reason to suspect that equipment used by the police officer (such as a radar gun or breathalyzer) was faulty.
Do I Need A Lawyer?
The state of New Jersey allows drivers to fight a traffic violation without professional legal representation, but we do not recommend it. Contesting a traffic ticket is tricky, and creating a viable defense requires a thorough understanding of traffic laws. Furthermore, the New Jersey court system sees numerous traffic cases each day. To get through such a high volume of cases, they often rush the process, which leaves the defense with mere minutes to present their argument. Under these circumstances, it is especially beneficial to have a knowledgeable traffic ticket lawyer on your side.
Contact Ihab Ibrahim
If you believe that you have been unjustly issued a ticket for a traffic violation, lawyer Ihab Ibrahim can advise you on whether the citation should be contested in court. To schedule a free traffic ticket consultation, send us a message online, or call our Jersey City law firm at (855) 529-0030.