Joseph A. Lombardo
Most people assume that traffic tickets and DWI violations “aren’t a big deal.” After all, countless traffic citations are issued on a daily basis — how significant could they really be?
If this is your line of thinking, you’re in for an unpleasant surprise. While traffic tickets and DWI arrests may be commonplace, they still carry serious civil and criminal penalties. Depending on the details of your situation, you could be heavily fined, have your driver’s license suspended, be required to perform community service, be sent to counseling for substance abuse, have to install a breathalyzer device in your personal vehicle, or even be sent to jail. If you’re a professional driver who holds a CDL, or if you were stopped for underage drinking while driving, the potential consequences are even more severe.
If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving in New Jersey, or if you’ve recently received a citation for a minor traffic violation, you need experienced legal representation on your side. Having served as a both a municipal prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney, Joseph Lombardo brings more than 20 years of unique dual experience to the clients he represents. Joseph will approach your case strategically with the combined insights of a defense lawyer and prosecutor, and will protect your legal rights while guiding you through the justice system. To set up a free and confidential case evaluation with Joseph, call Lombardo Law today at (609) 445-4300.
TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS ATTORNEY JOSEPH LOMBARDO HANDLES
Municipal Courts in New Jersey hear all traffic-related matters as well as minor criminal matters encompassing “disorderly persons” or DP offenses, which are the approximate equivalent of misdemeanor offenses in other states. Joseph routinely appears before the Municipal Courts throughout Southern New Jersey, particularly the Courts serving the Atlantic City Expressway, Garden State Parkway, the NJ Turnpike, and Route 295.
Some common types of traffic matters Lombardo Law handles include:
POINTS ON YOUR RECORD: DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION
Thanks to numerous risk factors such as heavy population density, frequent roadway construction, a large number of commuters, rampant aggressive driving, and proximity to congested urban areas like Philadelphia and New York City, New Jersey law enforcement is extremely vigilant when it comes to monitoring major roadways like Route 30, Route 40, Route 47, and the Atlantic City Expressway. The result: a huge volume of traffic tickets issued on a daily basis.
What many drivers fail to appreciate is just how quickly these tickets can add up. While an individual ticket may initially be little cause for concern, it only takes a few to accumulate enough points to result in unpleasant legal consequences. If you accumulate six points in three years, for example, you’ll receive a surcharge. If you accumulate 12 points, your driver’s licensed will be temporarily suspended. In addition to these disruptive legal hassles, your insurance rates may also increase.
The Motor Vehicle Commission, or MVC, observes the following point schedule in accordance with New Jersey traffic law:
- Careless Driving — 2 Points
- Failure to Yield:
- Intersection — 2 Points
- Overtaking — 2 Points
- Pedestrians — 2 Points
- Improper U-Turn — 3 Points
- Leaving the Scene:
- No Personal Injury — 2 Points
- With Personal Injury — 8 Points
- Reckless Driving — 5 Points
- Running a Red Light — 2 Points
- 1-14 MPH — 2 Points
- 15-29 MPH — 4 Points
- 30+ MPH — 5 Points
- Tailgating — 5 Points
Of course, the above does not represent an exhaustive list of all possible violations and point penalties.
Despite initial widespread use, New Jersey’s red light cameras eventually came under heavy criticism following allegations of corporate bribery, malfunctioning equipment, and even contributing to decreases in public safety. To the relief of many drivers, the red light pilot program was terminated in December of 2014. Therefore, recent red light violations will not result in any points being added to your record. However, violations which were captured on or prior to December 16, 2014 may still be processed by the Department of Transportation (NJDOT).
If you received a traffic ticket, had your license suspended, or were charged with DWI in New Jersey, Lombardo Law may be able to help. To set up a free and private legal consultation with DUI lawyer Joseph Lombardo, call our law offices today at (609) 445-4300.
Why Choose Joseph Lombardo?
Mr. Lombardo is a trial-seasoned attorney with over 24 years of legal experience representing clients and their family members in the local courts of Southern New Jersey.
Our promise to current and prospective clients is to be responsive within 24 hours of any inquiry.
Mr. Lombardo has successfully handled thousands of cases related to personal injury, criminal defense and other legal matters across Southern New Jersey.
A Client Testimonial
“Joe is a top-notch attorney who zealously represents his clients with intelligence, compassion and integrity. A great resource and team player, I wholeheartedly recommend Joe Lombardo.”
– Joseph U.
ABOUT JOSEPH A. LOMBARDO
Attorney Joseph A. Lombardo, creator of the Lombardo Law Group, is known for his successful representation provided to clients throughout Southern New Jersey since 1993.
Mr. Lombardo and the Trial Attorneys of the Lombardo Law Group regularly represent clients in Hammonton, Atlantic City, Winslow Township, Monroe Township, Hamilton Township (Atlantic County), Waterford Township, Mullica Township, Gloucester Township, Egg Harbor Township, Cherry Hill Township, Mt. Laurel Township and every County and Municipality in South Jersey.
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four convenient locations
- Hammonton Office (Main Office)
104 Bellevue Ave.
Hammonton, NJ 08037
- Atlantic City Office
1014 Atlantic Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
- Northfield Offce
1015 New Road, Ste C
Northfield, NJ 08225
- Linwood Office
222 New Road, Ste 106
Linwood, NJ 08221