Following Too Close in NJ
Following too closely, more commonly referred to as tailgating, is a serious traffic offense in New Jersey and carries with it harsh consequences. If you have been issued a ticket for tailgating you should consult with an experienced traffic attorney immediately. Attorney David C. Barry has decades of successful municipal court experience in Middlesex County and surrounding areas. He will work aggressively to have the tailgating and other charges against you dismissed or downgraded.
Penalties for Following Too Close
Many drivers fail to realize the severity of tailgating and aggressive driving; it is one of the most common reasons for auto accidents especially on major highways where the speed limit is higher. If you are convicted of or plead guilty to tailgating you will face the following penalties:
- 5 MVC points (12 or more will result in the suspension of your driving privileges)
- Fines from $50-200, plus court costs and assessments (fines doubled in construction/safe zones)
- Up to 15 days in jail (at the judge’s discretion)
- Increased insurance rates
Let Attorney David C. Barry review your case and prepare the best defense possible to protect you from the life changing effects of a tailgating conviction. Call today for a free consultation and speak directly with David about how he can help you at 732-204-7387.