East Rutherford NJ Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyers

Providing Criminal, DWI, and Traffic Defense in Bergen County, NJ

Believe it or not, some of the most dire consequences of a motor vehicle infraction in New Jersey can result from the accumulation of points on your driver’s license. These collateral damages can negatively impact many parts of your life, both personally and financially. For example, some of the statutory violations listed in Title 39, which governs traffic offenses in New Jersey, are considered “moving violations,” which are assessed points by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). It is imperative that you avoid points on your license for a number of reasons. First, points can cause significant increases to your insurance premiums. In addition, if you accumulate between 10 and 12 points on your license, your license may be suspended by the DMV. Finally, if you accumulate points, you will also be assessed motor vehicle surcharges by the DMV. Considering the serious repercussions to which you may be subject, it is critical to consult with an experienced traffic ticket attorney prior to your appearance in court. Often, enlisting the services of a knowledgeable attorney can result in the reduction or avoidance of points on your license altogether.

The Tormey Law Firm is a well-established criminal and drunk driving (DWI) defense law practice with offices in Hackensack, New Jersey. Having dedicated years to serving clients charged with offenses including DWI in a school zone, driving under the influence of drugs, and reckless driving in Bergen County and throughout New Jersey, in towns such as Lodi, Lyndhurst, and Palisades Park, these talented lawyers have the knowledge and skills to successfully resolve your case. With offices conveniently located in the center of Hackensack’s criminal justice complex, Mr. Tormey and his fellow attorneys appear in courts throughout Bergen County on a daily basis, employing their specifically-formulated defense strategies to achieve the most desirable outcomes for their clients. To speak with one of our lawyers free of charge, contact the Hackensack, New Jersey offices of The Tormey Law Firm at (201)-330-4979. Initial consultations are always provided at no cost and we are available immediately to provide a free consultation about your case.


New Jersey Points Assessed for Traffic Infractions

Section                                          Offense                                                                           Points

New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway

27:23-29                                        Moving against traffic                                                             2

27:23-29                                        Improper passing                                                                   4

27:23-29                                        Unlawful use of median strip                                                   2

All roads and highways

39:3-20                                         Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph                 3

39:4-14.3                                      Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway               2

39:4-14.3d                                    More than one person on a motorized bicycle                         2

39:4-35                                         Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk                               2

39:4-36                                         Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk                               2

39:4- 41                                        Driving through safety zone                                                     2

39:4-52                                         Racing on highway                                                                   5

39:4-55                                          Improper action or omission on grades and curves                 2

39:4-57                                          Failure to observe direction of officer                                      2

39:4-66                                          Failure to stop vehicle before crossing sidewalk                      2

39:4-66.1                                       Failure to yield to pedestrians/vehicles entering highway        2

39:4-66.2                                       Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic signal   2

39:4-71                                         Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk                                  2

39:4-80                                         Failure to obey direction of officer                                            2

39:4-81                                         Failure to observe traffic signals                                              2

39:4-82                                         Failure to keep right                                                                 2

39:4-82.1                                      Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider    2

39:4-83                                         Failure to keep right at intersection                                          2

39:4-84                                         Failure to pass to right of vehicle in opposite direction             5

39:4-85                                         Improper passing on right or off roadway                                  4

39:4-85.1                                     Wrong way on a one-way street                                                 2

39:4-86                                        Improper passing in no passing zone                                         4

39:4-87                                        Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle                                          2

39:4-88                                        Failure to observe traffic lanes                                                   2

39:4-89                                        Tailgating                                                                                    5

39:4-90                                        Failure to yield at intersection                                                     2

39:4-90.1                                    Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways        2

39:4-91-92                                  Failure to yield to emergency vehicles                                         2

39:4-96                                       Reckless driving                                                                           5

39:4-97                                       Careless driving                                                                           2

39:4-97a                                     Destruction of agricultural or recreational property                      2

39:4-97.1                                    Slow speed blocking traffic                                                           2

39:4-97.2                                    Driving in an unsafe manner                                                        0

39:4-98                                       Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over limit                           2

Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over limit                         4

Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit                 5

39:4-105                                     Failure to stop for traffic light                                                       2

39:4-115                                     Improper turn at traffic light                                                          3

39:4-119                                     Failure to stop at flashing red signal                                            2

39:4-122                                     Failure to stop for police whistle                                                   2

39:4-123                                     Improper right or left turn                                                             3

39:4-124                                     Improper turn from approved turning course                               3

39:4-125                                     Improper u-turn                                                                            3

39:4-126                                     Failure to give proper signal                                                        2

39:4-127                                     Improper backing or turning in street                                           2

39:4-127.1                                  Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing                               2

39:4-127.2                                  Improper crossing of bridge                                                         2

39:4-128                                     Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles 2

39:4-128.1                                  Improper passing of school bus                                                    5

39:4-128.4                                  Improper passing of frozen dessert truck                                      4

39:4-129                                     Leaving the scene of an accident -no personal injury                   2

Personal injury                                                                               8

39:4-144                                     Failure to observe stop or yield signs                                            2

39:5C-1                                       Racing on highway                                                                        5

39:5D-4                                       Moving violation committed out-of-state                                        2


Call the Tormey Law Firm in Hackensack, NJ Today for a Free Consultation

For additional information and a free consultation about your motor vehicle case in Bergen County, New Jersey, please contact us anytime at (201)-330-4979, or use our online contact form. Our Hackensack office is conveniently located in the heart of Bergen County, just steps from the Hackensack Municipal Court and Bergen County Superior Court. One of our criminal defense attorneys will be happy to discuss your case over the phone or to schedule an appointment to meet with you in person.


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