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!

At Law Offices of Joanna M. Perilli, LLC, our Robbinsville traffic violation lawyers are often able to reduce the points associated with your ticket so you will end up receiving ZERO points in court and on your driving record. Below is a list of common moving violations in New Jersey that carry points which our Robbinsville traffic ticket lawyers can typically downgrade when we go to court:

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.

Points are subtracted one year after:

  • your last point violation; or
  • your license was restored; or
  • the last time annual safe driving points were subtracted from your record (which ever is alter); or
  • After you complete an MVS driver improvement program, offered to problem drivers selected by MVS. Credit is given for a maximum of one program every two years.

Some traffic violations have more serious consequences then just receiving points. Some violations can include fines up to $1,500.00, loss of license up to 2 years, and jail time. At the Law Offices of Joanna M. Perilli, LLC, our Robbinsville traffic lawyers regularly handle traffic and municipal court cases. Our clients will benefit from our experience and knowledge of the defenses and strategies we regularly use to obtain optimum results.

More serious offenses can typically be downgraded to something much less serious. For example, if someone is Driving Without Liability Insurance (N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2) on their vehicle they are subject to a one year loss of license, however, our office can typically identify a defense so the charge will be downgraded to driving with an insurance document violation which has no loss of license and a small fine.

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…