Highland Park, NJ Cell Phone Ticket Attorney
Let’s be honest- the urge to pick up your phone when you drive is always there. Whether you are trying to multi-task while driving or want to call in your dinner on your way home from work, quickly grabbing your phone while driving is something many of us are guilty of at one time or another. Unfortunately, the state of New Jersey was one of the first states to outlaw the use of cell phones while driving and now has what is considered to be the toughest cell phone law in the nation. Since banning cell phones while driving in 2004, Highland Park has become a very popular place to get pulled over and ticketed for this relatively new driving offense. It is also a very common ticket to receive in addition to another offense (i.e. speeding and a cell phone ticket or running a stop sign and a cell phone ticket)
Governed by section 39:4-97.3 of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Act, cell phone tickets are an easy way for the Highland Park police to generate revenue. Here’s a look at some of the penalties attached to a Highland Park cell phone ticket:
- First offense: $200-$400
- Second offense within ten years: $400-$600
- Third offense: $600-$800 and the potential for a 90 day drivers’ license suspension and three points added to your driving record
What a Highland Park, NJ cell phone ticket lacks in points (for now) it makes up for in heavy fines-fines that can potentially be avoided if you hire the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt to fight your Highland Park cell phone ticket. As you can see from the list above, a third offense carries everything from fines to points to a three month drivers’ license suspension. It is also very likely that your auto insurance carrier will increase your rates-even after your first offense! Don’t pay your cell phone ticket without putting up a fight, especially if it is not your first offense.
Defenses to Highland Park cell phone tickets include: emergencies, what you were doing with your phone at the time you were cited and questioning reliability of the officer’s view at the time the offense supposedly occurred. These tickets can be successfully fought, give the law office of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt a call today! Let me get you the same great results I have gotten so many of my Highland Park clients in the past!
The Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt
If you want experience on your side then you want the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt fighting for you. With over 28 years of experience, Thomas knows the Highland Park traffic ticket system and will work hard to reduce or eliminate the fines and other penalties attached to your ticket. Your first consultation with me is always on the house. Pick up the phone today and give the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt a call. I look forward to working with you!