If you have recently received a traffic ticket, you will have been accused of violating a traffic law. This may be a speeding accusation, an illegal parking ticket or you may have been accused of running a red light or stop sign.
If you know that you are guilty of violating the law in this way, you should proceed to pay the fine. However, if you believe that you have been falsely accused or that there has been a misunderstanding, you should consider defending yourself. It is important that you understand how to fight a traffic ticket effectively and that you do not waste time in hesitation.
Do your research
First, it's best to fully understand what you have been accused of and where the law stands on this in New Jersey. For example, if you were accused of reckless driving, it is important that you have a good idea of how reckless driving is defined under the law. From there, you will be able to reflect on whether or not you believe that you are guilty of this.
Build your defense
In planning a defense, you should consider what evidence there is to convict you. An attorney can help you fight your ticket. He or she may be able to dispute evidence that was taken from a camera. If an officer makes an argument based on the observation of another person, he or she can object on the grounds of it being hearsay.
It is important that you do not blindly pay a traffic ticket if you do not think that you are guilty. Taking early action can help you to assert your rights and avoid unnecessary payment.