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Traffic Violations

Traffic violations, no matter how big or small, can seriously affect your ability to drive,
your insurance rates, and your driving record. Traffic tickets can result in you paying
large fines to the court, surcharges to motor vehicle, and even a loss of your driving
privileges, if not handled appropriately. The Law Offices of Joanna M. Perilli, LLC,
have represented thousands of clients throughout the State of New Jersey, defending
people with virtually all traffic violations from Speeding Tickets to Driving with a
Suspended License, to Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Our Municipal Court and
Traffic Violation attorneys can help you too!

Violation & Statute  Points 
N.J.S.A. 39:4-35 Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-36 Failure to yield to pedestrian or passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-41 Driving through safety zone 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 Driving while Intoxicated 5 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-52 Racing on Highway 5 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-55 Improper action or omission on grades and curves 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-57 Failure to observe directions of officer 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-66 Failure to stop before crossing sidewalk 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-66.1 Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-66.2 Driving on private property to avoid traffic signal or stop sign 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-71 Improper driving on sidewalk 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-80 Failure to obey direction of officer 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-81 Failure to observe traffic signal 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-82 Failure to keep right 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-82.1 Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-83 Failure to keep right at intersection 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-84 Failure to pass right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction 5 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-85 Improper passing on right or off roadway 4 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-85.1 Wrong way on one-way street 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-86 Improper passing, in "No Passing" zone 4 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-87 Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-88 Failure to observe traffic lanes 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-89 Tailgating 5 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-90 Failure to yield at intersection 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-90.1 Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highway 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-96 Reckless driving 5 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-97 Careless driving 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-97a Destruction of agricultural or recreational property 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-97.1 Slow speed blocking traffic 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4.97.2 Unsafe driving (third offense only) 4 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 Speeding– 2 to 5 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-105 Failure to stop at traffic light 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-115 Improper turn at traffic light 3 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-119 Failure to stop at flashing red signal 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-122 Failure to stop for police whistle 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-123 Improper right or left turn 3 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-124 Improper turn: from approved turning course 3 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-125 Improper u-turn 3 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-126 Failure to give proper signal 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-127 Improper backing or turn in street 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-127.1 Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-127.2 Improper crossing of bridge 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-128 Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-128.1 Improper passing of school bus 5 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-128.4 Improper passing of frozen dessert truck 4 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 Leaving scene of accident- No injuries 2 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-129 Leaving scene of accident - Personal Injury 8 points
N.J.S.A. 39:4-144 Failure to observe of stop or yield signs 2 points

CDL (Commercial Drivers License)

If you have a Commercial Drivers License, then you know how important it is to maintain
a clean driving record and keep your driving privileges in good standing. Whether you face
a minor traffic violation or a more serious alcohol-related charge, Ms. Perilli will craft
the appropriate defense to address your situation, while keeping in mind the importance of
your license to your livelihood.


The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Motor Vehicle Services (MVS) tracks your driving
behavior by adding points to your record when you are convicted of a Moving Violation in
New Jersey. The more serious the violation, the more points you are assessed, which remain
on your driving record for a period of time. Up to three points will be subtracted from
your point total for every year of safe driving (no violations or suspensions). But your
point total will never be reduced below zero.

Driving with a Suspended License or Unlicensed Driver

Depending on the nature of the traffic violation and the defendant’s driving record, a judge and prosecutor could seek to suspend your driver’s
license. If you have been charged with driving with a suspended license, whether
it be because of a court-ordered suspension, or DMV imposed suspension, you could
be faced with extended suspensions and even jail time. For example, if you are
convicted of driving on the suspended or revoked list on more than one occasion,
the court must sentence you to jail for a period of time. The period of incarceration
will depend on the number of prior convictions. Enhanced penalties also apply to
DWI. Our municipal court lawyers are well-versed in defending against suspensions
and can ensure that the best possible result will always be sought.

The Law Offices of Joanna M. Perilli, LLC, routinely represents individuals charged with motor vehicle violations in Municipal Courts throughout New Jersey. Joanna M. Perilli, Esq., has an incredible reputation earned by obtaining optimum results for clients in this area. The primary goal is to obtain the most favorable outcome for our clients, whether it is going to trial, plea bargaining with the prosecutor to dismiss violations and/or downgrade a charge to a less serious offense. The goal of our firm is to save you time and money in court, avoid costly surcharges, and decrease your insurance rates. Joanna Perilli, Esq., has represented thousands of individuals charged with a variety of Traffic Offenses under New Jersey Statute, Title 39.

Our traffic ticket attorneys can represent you throughout the entire state of New Jersey, including the Counties of Burlington, Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset, Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson.

Our Robbinsville Traffic Attorneys also regularly appear in the following municipalities: Robbinsville, East Windsor, Ewing, Hamilton, Hightstown, Hopewell, Lawrence, Pennington, Princeton Township, Princeton Borough, Trenton, West Windsor, Bordentown, Burlington, Chesterfield, Florence, Hainesport, Mansfield, Mount Laurel, New Hanover, Pemberton, Southampton, Springfield, Westampton, Willingboro, Cherry Hill, Maple Shade, Carteret, Cranbury, East Brunswick, Edison, Metuchen, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, South Brunswick, Woodbridge, Sayreville, Plainsboro, West Amwell, East Amwell, Raritan, Flemington, Franklin, Readington, Clinton, Union and More…

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