Burlington County Client’s Traffic Ticket Downgraded from 4-point Offense to Zero Point Violation
Our firm recently represented a client before the Evesham Municipal Court who was pulled over for improper passing in an “unsafe corridor.” Specifically, South Jersey’s Route 73.
There are several such “safe corridors” throughout the State of New Jersey but few motorists are aware of them. Click here for a list from the N.J. Department of Transportation; the specifically-designated roadways include U.S. Route 1, U.S. Highway 9, Route 10, Route 17, U.S. Highway 22, Route 23, U.S. Highway 30, U.S. Highway 40, U.S. Highway 46, Route 47, Route 73, U.S. Highway 130, and U.S. Highway 206.
And what is a “safe corridor” exactly? Based on government-obtained statistics, these stretches of Garden State roadway have higher fatality and accident rates than average state roadways. Consequently, moving violations on New Jersey safe corridors are doubled in order to deter unsafe driving on them. That’s an expensive problem for New Jersey motorists who run afoul of traffic laws on the aforementioned highways!
Our Evesham case involved a client who allegedly improperly passed another vehicle in a safe corridor, Route 73. He faced 4 points on his license and a potentially substantial increase of his insurance premiums as a result. We successfully negotiated a downgrade of his ticket to a N.J.S.A 39:4. 97-2 violation, or “unsafe driving” offense, that carries a higher initial fine but zero points.
We’re here to help. If you or a loved one are facing charges in Municipal Court including moving violations in a safe corridor, contact the Municipal Court defense lawyers at DeMichele & DeMichele.
Our lawyers have worked as municipal court prosecutors and public defenders in several South Jersey towns. A confidential free consultation with an experienced Municipal Court attorney is just a call (856) 546-1350 or click away.