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Greg Prosmushkin

Trenton Lawyer for Red Light Traffic Ticket

Fortunately, those driving in New Jersey no longer need to worry about the possibility of receiving a Ticket from an infamous Red Light camera. Those atrocities have gone the way of the dodo bird, and we have graciously welcomed their extinction. However, this does not mean that you no longer have to fear the wrath of the judicial system should you inadvertently run a red light. Many municipalities have experienced an increase of police presence on heavily trafficked roads, resulting in more stops and citations from officers from running red lights.

The result of these stops is increased revenue directly coming out of motorist pockets! The penalties are substantially more severe, and will ultimately extend well beyond the rather small fine you received along with a red light camera violation. If you have been issued a ticket for running a Red Light in New Jersey, you need to protect your license. Call our firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our traffic lawyers and discuss your issued traffic violation.

Penalties for Failure to Stop and Running a Red Light

If you fail to stop at a Red Light in New Jersey, you could be facing penalties of up to $200, and 2 points on your license.

As with most offenses, your prior driving history can factor into the outcome, as a poor driving record will result in increased penalty. Additionally, if you are charged and/or convicted of any other offenses while the initial offense is pending, the penalties may be increased.

How to Defend a Red Light Violation

In the event you receive a ticket for running a red light, you may be able to contest the ticket by demonstrating that the violation was not your fault. Possible defenses include:

  • The traffic signal was malfunctioning (i.e. the red light did not illuminate due to technological error)
  • The yellow light was too short to allow for adequate adjustment, resulting in the driver’s inability to prevent running the red light
  • Your field of vision was obstructed and beyond your control (i.e. poorly placed signage or construction)
  • You would have caused greater harm by adhering to the light (i.e. you ran the light in order to avoid Hitting a Pedestrian, or to avoid a Motor Vehicle Accident)

Red Light Traffic Ticket Trenton Lawyer Free Consultation

Driving is, for the majority of us, an essential component of our daily lives. You need to avoid points, which may hinder your ability to maintain your license, as well as result in potentially costly financial penalties. A New Jersey traffic Lawyer may be able to help. Call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today to schedule an entirely free consultation with one of our Traffic Attorneys to discuss protecting your license and your wallet.

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