Highland Park, NJ, Cellphone Ticket Attorney
Let’s be honest — the urge to pick up your phone when you drive is always there. Whether you are trying to multitask 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. 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 cellphone law in the nation. Since banning cellphones while driving in 2004, Highland Park has become a 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 (e.g., speeding and a cellphone ticket or running a stop sign and a cellphone ticket).
Governed by section 39:4-97.3 of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Act, cellphone 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 cellphone ticket:
- First offense: $200-$400
- Second offense within 10 years: $400-$600
- Third offense: $600-$800 and the potential for a 90-day driver’s’ license suspension and three points added to your driving record
What a Highland Park, NJ, cellphone 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, LLC, to fight your Highland Park cellphone ticket. As you can see from the list above, a third offense carries everything from fines to points to a three-month driver’s license suspension. It is also likely that your auto insurance carrier will increase your rates — even after just one offense! Don’t pay your cellphone ticket without putting up a fight, especially if it is not your first offense.
Defenses to Highland Park cellphone tickets include emergencies, what you were doing with your phone at the time you were cited and questioning the reliability of the officer’s view at the time the offense supposedly occurred. These tickets can be successfully fought, so give the law office of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, 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, LLC
If you want experience on your side, then you want the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, fighting for you. With over 25 years of experience, I know 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. Contact me online or pick up the phone today and give the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, a call. I look forward to working with you.