You might be looking at this website because you are facing consequences. They say consequences are necessary for certain actions that cause social harm. Without consequences, they say many laws would serve no purpose. As an officer of the court, Michael Smolensky, Esquire, is aware of their point of view. But Mr. Smolensky also knows they cannot legislate morality, certainly not their idea of it. And as a municipal court defense attorney with over a decade of experience, Mr. Smolensky knows nobody likes consequences, especially consequences for seemingly minor, unintentional or accidental conduct.

Fight For Justice

When they come after you, saying you committed a traffic offense, you should want an experienced defense attorney to fight for justice for you. Penalties for traffic offenses in New Jersey can include several months of jail, hundreds if not thousands of dollars in costs, and months of license forfeiture. Additionally, consequences can include license points assessed by the Motor Vehicle Commission, which can lead to costly surcharges and license suspensions. Furthermore, consequences can also include, but are not limited to, increased insurance rates, insurance eligibility points, restrictions on vanity plates, and restrictions on employment.

Hire Experience

Practicing law since 2010, Michael Smolensky, Esquire, is ready to represent you in any Municipal Court in New Jersey. Mr. Smolensky has appeared with clients with diverse driving histories charged with:

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI/DUI) – The DWI/DUI statute prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Sentencing can include, but is not limited to, jail, thousands of dollars in fines and surcharges, license forfeiture, mandatory attendance at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center and aftercare, mandatory ignition interlock installation, community service, and loss of comprehensive automobile insurance coverage.
  • Refusal to Submit to Breath Test – The Refusal statute prohibits a person arrested on probable cause for DWI from refusing to provide breath samples after a police officer asked for the breath samples and informed the individual of the consequences of refusing to provide the samples. A conviction for Refusal can carry penalties similar to DWI.
  • Driving While License Suspended – New Jersey law prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle when one’s driving, reciprocity, or registration privileges are suspended. And one who allows another person whose privileges have been restricted to operate a motor vehicle can also be charged under this statute. Penalties can include, without limitation, jail, fines, and additional suspension of privileges. Aggravating factors for sentencing can include, but are not limited to, prior convictions for Driving on the Revoked List, DWI, Refusal, and Failure to Maintain Liability Insurance.
  • Reckless Driving – A conviction for Reckless Driving carries fines, jail, disqualification for specialty plates, and license and insurance points. The accumulation of license points can result in additional surcharges and license suspensions. Likewise, the accumulation of insurance points can disqualify a person from purchasing coverage on the voluntary market. Moreover, a history of Reckless Driving convictions can disqualify a person from employment opportunities.
  • Careless Driving – This statute can apply not only to dangerous driving but also more broadly to negligent driving, which can be tremendously perplexing to motorists. The penalties can include jail, fines, and points.
  • Speeding – The cops can charge a person who exceeds the speed limit not only with speeding but also with reckless driving and careless driving. Depending on the rate of speed, penalties can include jail, fines, and points.
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving Without Liability Insurance, and many other motor vehicle offenses.

Traffic offenses require an aggressive defense. With years of experience in New Jersey, attorney Michael Smolensky will fight for justice for you. For your confidential consultation, call now—(856) 812-0321