Many New Jersey residents fail to realize how serious traffic violations can be. Often, people assume that their traffic violations will only result in fines, a suspended license or point on their license. But in reality, there is a wide range of traffic violations that can leave motorists facing jail time.
To give you a better idea of the traffic violations that can leave you needing the help of a criminal defense law firm in Camden County, let’s take a closer look at three common ones you could be imprisoned for.
Driving Under the Influence
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is probably one of the most infamous traffic violations of all. While many people are aware that you can go to jail if you are caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they assume that in order to receive jail time a person has to injure someone. In the state of New Jersey, a person driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% or above can receive up to 180 days in prison depending on their number of offenses.
Whether it’s “Mr. Speed Racer” or “Mrs. I Don’t Believe in Using Turn Signals,” we’ve all seen a few reckless drivers while out on the road. When compared to the penalties for a DWI, the consequences of reckless driving are relatively mild, but the threat of jail persists. Depending on the level of the offense, New Jersey motorists can find themselves facing anywhere between 60 days and three months in jail if convicted.
Failure to Carry Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage
Car insurance can be expensive, but if you don’t pay for your policy, you could end up having to pay the piper instead. While a first offense of driving without proof of insurance may only result in a fine, community services, or a suspended license, failing to provide proper documentation of coverage multiple times can land you jail for up to 14 days. On top of spending some time in a cell, you will more than likely still be on the hook for a hefty fine, suspended license and community services.
If you are facing a traffic violation that can result in jail time such a DUI, you should hesitate to seek the help of a qualified DUI lawyer in Camden County. You can contact The Law Offices of Jason C. Pollack, P.C. to receive professional legal advice for your upcoming DUI case or any other traffic violation.