Scotch Plains, NJ Traffic Ticket Attorneys
Were you stopped by a Scotch Plains or Union County police officer on Rt. 22 in Scotch Plains? Did you get a ticket for speeding, reckless driving or careless driving? Did you not have your drivers’ license, car registration or insurance card with you? Did one of your children get stopped by a police officer and receive a ticket for a serious traffic infraction? If so, you should immediately contact the Scotch Plains traffic ticket lawyers at Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo for a free consultation.
Many drivers receive traffic tickets at some point in their life. Going over the speed limit, running a red light, not using a turn signal. But what happens if you get caught speeding in a 65 miles per hour speed zone? Or if you receive a ticket for speeding more than 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit? (Answer: the fines are doubled). In either scenario, you need the services of the experienced Scotch Plains traffic ticket attorneys at Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo.
You may not think you require the services of an experienced traffic ticket attorney. But many motor vehicle violations carry penalties of thousands of dollars in fines, and/or license suspension and/or imprisonment. Moreover, the conviction of many traffic offenses will also include the assessment of “points” on your Motor Vehicle Commission driving record. The accumulation of points over the stated number within a defined time period can lead to license suspension and/or insurance surcharges.
There are numerous traffic offenses for which the defendant should seriously consider retaining an experienced traffic ticket attorney. Careless driving, reckless driving, speeding in a school zone or construction area are all serious offenses which expose defendants to significant penalties, as discussed above.
As a starting point, the police must have a valid reason, an “articulable suspicion,” in order to stop you. Experienced traffic ticket attorneys like those at Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo can sit down with you, hear your story and determine if the stop by the police officer was legal. If that stop was not legal, any evidence which the police obtained from that improper stop can be barred from the case.
Our Scotch Plains traffic ticket attorneys, who include a former Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney and an attorney trained in roadside Field Sobriety Tests and Alchotest, are experts in New Jersey criminal law and procedure. We can fight for you to protect your rights if the initial stop by the police officer was unlawful.
As in any other criminal prosecution, the burden is on the municipal prosecutor to prove each element of any charges filed by the police. The experienced Scotch Plains traffic ticket attorneys at Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo will hold that prosecutor to that burden and make them prove each and every element of the particular crime charged.
If you were stopped for speeding, there are several questions that experienced traffic ticket attorneys know to ask. What was the speed limit in the area of the stop? How fast were you driving over the speed limit? What proof is the police officer and/or prosecutor intending to produce to show what the speed limit was and how fast you were exceeding that limit?
The attorneys at Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo have the knowledge and experience to ask the right questions and present evidence on your behalf that will put you in the best light.
Moreover, Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo attorneys have appeared in multiple cases in Scotch Plains and other Union County municipalities. We know the judges.
We know the prosecutors. If appropriate, we can negotiate a plea arrangement that is right for you to resolve the charges filed against you.
If you have received a traffic ticket, and you don’t think you deserved it, contact Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo. We can help.