If you have been issued a traffic ticket in Newark NJ, your case will be heard in the Newark Municipal Court. All traffic offenses which result in the issuance of a traffic ticket under Title 39, including DWI, will be under the jurisdiction of the local Municipal Court. There are several exceptions, such as vehicular assault, which are serious criminal offenses. Cases Such as these fall under the jurisdiction of the Superior Court of Essex County.
That being said, it is not always necessary to appear in court to resolve a traffic ticket in Newark. Frequently, the court will give the defendant an option to pay the ticket by mail or over the internet, or in person at the violation window on the first floor of the Newark Municipal Court located at 31 Green St., Newark NJ.
What most people are not aware of is that the majority of Title 39 traffic offenses will result in the imposition of motor vehicle points. So, if you plead guilty by mail, or over the internet, or pay your fine at the violations window. there is a good chance you will be assessed points on your license and not realize it until it is too late.
If you have been issued a ticket for speeding, running a red light, careless driving, reckless driving, DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report, tailgating, following to close, driving while suspended, driving without insurance, etc., it is in your best interest in most cases to plead not guilty and schedule a court appearance.
It is also smart to contact a Newark traffic ticket lawyer for a free consultation. I will take the time to speak with you and assess your case. I will tell you the penalties you face, the likely fines, points and surcharges, and discuss the various defense strategies.
The NJ motor vehicle code, otherwise known as Title 39, is a complex and confusing body of laws. There are, in most instances, penalties and consequences in connection with traffic offenses that the ordinary motorist could never anticipate. For this reason you should take the time to consult a traffic ticket attorney to educate yourself.
I have provided a link above to my Newark traffic ticket lawyer site. It contains valuable information regarding Newark NJ motor vehicle offenses. Please call today if you have any questions regarding your particular traffic ticket, speeding ticket, DWI, etc. I am available 24 hours for free consultationsNewark, South Orange, New Jersey, Essex County, Irvington, Maplewood, Orange, Roseland, Jersey City, Newark Municipal Court 31 Green St., Newark, NJ