The Snow’s Coming. Don’t Get A Ticket.

Rispoli & Borneo P.C.

Traffic Ticket Attorneys

We’ve had a pretty mild winter so far in New Jersey, but a heavy winter storm is forecast to hit us right before the end of January. The national weather service says this will be a big one, with snow, sleet, and winds from 40 to 50 miles an hour.

Of course, with a messy storm like this one, you can expect road conditions to get hairy, too. Ice on the streets, possible flooding, and power outages are a recipe for unsafe roads – and a call for even more caution than usual when dealing with those famous Jersey drivers.

2 to 4 inches of snow isn’t exactly record-breaking stuff, but it’s enough to affect your commute, and your morning, too. Are you ready to scrape the snow off your roof and chip the ice off your windshield? In New Jersey, it’s mandatory – no matter how little came down on your car.

The Newark traffic ticket attorneys at Rispoli & Borneo P.C. are the first to remind our readers that they should take extra measures to clear the snow off their cars. Even a light dusting of snow means you’ll still have to clear that white stuff off your car, otherwise you may be in for a ticket.

Yes, You Can Get Fined for Leaving Snow on Your Car

Have an SUV, or a truck with a hard to reach spot on the roof? You’ll still have to scrape it off, one way or another. If you don’t clear the snow off your vehicle, cops in New Jersey can fine you anywhere between $25 and $175 – but if that little pile of snow and ice on your roof slides off and damages someone else’s property, you can be fined up to $1000.

Of course, when you’re dealing with snow and ice on the road, you also need to be driving appropriately for the weather. When people hear “reckless driving”, they usually think of street racing, swerving across lanes, and going way over the speed limit. However, you’re just as likely to face reckless driving charges if you’re driving inappropriately for the weather.

Traffic tickets can be expensive and frustrating, and if you have to wake up early to scrape the snow and ice off your car, do you really want to deal with extra frustration? It’s always a good idea to get in touch with an experienced traffic ticket lawyer who can help you fight back against your ticket, both for your wallet and for your driving record.

Get in Touch with Rispoli & Borneo, P.C. Today

If you’ve been fined for a little bit of snow on your roof, you should get in touch with a lawyer who can help you fight your traffic ticket. A traffic ticket can stay on your record for up to five years in New Jersey, which means higher insurance prices well into the future, and well in excess of the price of your ticket.

Don’t let a little snow turn into a mountain of steep payments. Get in touch with us today and see how a lawyer from our office can help.