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What is considered a traffic violation?

In New Jersey, it's understood by everyone that the rules of the road need to be followed. However, accidents happen and mistakes can be made. Sometimes, even misunderstandings can lead to tickets. The Law Offices of Michael T. Nolan, Jr. will explain what traffic violations are, and how they might impact you if you find yourself accused of committing one.

Is speeding a serious crime?

In the state of New Jersey, speeding is illegal. In most cases, it is categorized as a misdemeanor rather than a felony. This may make some people falsely believe that speeding isn't a serious crime, but the consequences for a speeding ticket can actually be severe.

Understanding assault charges

When New Jersey residents are charged with assault, they may think this means they physically harmed another person. However, this is not necessarily the case. If someone is charged with this offense, it is important for them to understand what assault is and what the penalty might be.

Misdemeanors and job prospects

A misdemeanor conviction can have far-reaching effects on New Jersey residents. People may most feel these effects when they apply for a job. It can sometimes be more difficult to gain employment when people have a misdemeanor on their record and it is important for people to understand how they can overcome this obstacle.

Understanding the consequences of shoplifting

Shoplifting is one of the most common crimes that people may not think is a big deal. However, there are serious consequences to stealing from a store or shop that you or your children might not consider. Our team at the Law Offices of Michael T. Nolan, Jr., can answer the questions New Jersey residents may have regarding the penalties that can arise from a shoplifting conviction.

What is a defiant trespasser?

If you are a New Jersey resident who has been charged with trespass, you need to know exactly what you are accused of having done. New Jersey has several trespassing laws, and one of the most interesting is that of defiant trespassing.

Understanding misdemeanor classification in New Jersey

It is usually difficult, at least at first, for an individual accustomed to the legal language of other states, or to a more generalized popular terminology, to understand the definitions and gradations of crimes in New Jersey. This is due in part to the fact that the state uses an indictable and non-indictable classification rather than a misdemeanor and felony system. Here are some of the special challenges that face an individual accused of a non-indictable offense in the Garden State, such as theft under $200, assault, shoplifting or a traffic violation.

How can I reinstate a driver's license?

If you have been a licensed driver in New Jersey for any length of time, you know that there are many things that may ultimately lead you to have your driving privileges suspended for a while. If this happens, it will be important for you to know how you may get your license reinstated.

Points and license suspension in New Jersey

Whether you have been a licensed driver in New Jersey for a long time or are newly licensed here, you will likely know that the state can and does track any type of traffic ticket you receive. As explained by the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, the repercussions on your record of a moving violation will depend in part upon the reason for the violation.

Were you really speeding?

If you are like most everyone else in Ocean City, then at some you point, you have likely had to try and come up with a good answer for the question “Do you know what the speed limit is on this road?” Yet there may have been times where you legitimately did not know how to respond due to a lack of familiarity with an area or a failure to have the speed limit clearly posted. In such an instance, you may justified in questioning an alleged violation. Understanding what the expected speed limit is in a certain area may help you in contesting the claim that you were speeding.

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