Many people receive traffic violations. Based on the offense, some drivers need an attorney to help them fight the charges. Luckily, Leon Matchin, your local New Jersey attorney, is here to help. Leon has many years of experience defending people from traffic violation charges. There are some things that people might not even realize are true traffic violations! Here are three little-known charges that you need an attorney for.
Driving Without Insurance
It is well-known that driving without insurance is not the smartest decision, but did you know that it is a traffic violation? This charge can mean you will owe up to $1,000 in fines, lose your license for a year, and have to do community service. An experienced attorney can help fight the charges. Sometimes the attorney can help get the absence of insurance ruled as an oversight. This could be due to a late payment or the insurance company ending the policy without fair notification.
Improper Passing of a School Bus
Picture this. You are driving to work. Your mind is elsewhere. Suddenly, you find yourself accidentally passing a school bus with its flashing lights on. Unfortunately, you get pulled over and are charged with a traffic violation. Did you know that in New Jersey improperly passing a school bus can lead to fines of at least $100, incarceration for up to 15 days, and points on your license and insurance? If any of these charges apply to you, it is important to seek out the help of an attorney. Sometimes attorneys can have the charges downgraded or dismissed altogether.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident in New Jersey
Leaving the scene of an accident is against the law in New Jersey. A driver involved in an accident with only property damage can face a fine up to $402, jail time, and a suspended license. If the accident involved a personal injury, the consequences are much steeper, with higher fines and longer jail times. Also, if the scene of the accident was in a construction zone or in a 65 MPH speed zone, the fines double. If you have left the scene of an accident, contact an attorney who can help get the charges reduced.
Contacting a New Jersey Attorney
Most people do not know the severity of consequences attached to driving without insurance, improperly passing a school bus, and leaving the scene of an accident. Many people are surprised and extremely upset when they find out they owe money and potential jail time. If you find yourself in one of these situations, Leon Matchin, your local New Jersey attorney, is here to help. Call Leon Matchin at 732-887-2479 or contact him via email at [email protected].