Reduction of 11 Points for Trenton Resident’s Traffic Tickets

This week, I had the pleasure of helping a client preserve his license by reducing the tickets he received down from 13 points to just a two point careless driving ticket. This avoided a persistent violator suspension from being triggered by the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, and my client was able to keep his job, since he drives for a living.

My client was issued tickets for Improper Passing (N.J.S.A. 39:4–85), Speeding 15+ mph over the posted limit (N.J.S.A. 39:4-98), and Reckless Driving (N.J.S.A. 39:4-96), for a grand total of 13 points possible to be put on his license if he were found guilty of the three violations. Based on our review of the discovery, the radar certifications, conditions of that evening, the absence of witness testimony, and some carefully articulated discussions with the municipal court prosecutor, I was able to have the Improper Passing amended to a two-point Careless Driving ticket, and have the remaining offenses dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

This was a fantastic result for my client, and he was very pleased. He knew that 12 points or more on a person’s license will lead to an automatically generated administrative license suspension by the NJ MVC. From there, a Scheduled Suspension Hearing would need to be requested, and the suspension term would need to be argued to be reduced at that hearing.

Additionally, 13 points would stay on your driving record for a minimum of 4 years, if the driver attended a safe driving credit class offered by the NJ MVC. However, these classes come with it a one-year probationary period, where any moving violation will trigger an additional suspension period – and the process to contest it begins all over again.

A very costly situation was avoided this week for our client, and I know that he was very grateful for the service we provided.

If you find yourself in a similar situation, we very well may be able to help you too. Contact us at 1 (877) 450-8301 for a free consultation.

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