Speeding Ticket Attorney Serving Monmouth County, NJ
Almost every motorist is issued a traffic ticket at some point in his or her career. Depending on the nature of the infraction, a traffic ticket may have a variety of consequences. Speeding tickets are some of the most common types of traffic tickets issued, as drivers rush to their destinations, often not realizing how fast they are going. When issued a speeding ticket in New Jersey, there are a few ways to go about handling the matter. It is beneficial to consult with an experienced speeding ticket attorney who can assist you in fighting the ticket to help you avoid fees, fines, and points on your license. If you need an attorney to help you navigate the waters after being issued a traffic ticket, contact The Law Offices of George J. Mardinly today to learn how we can help.
Consequences of a Speeding Ticket in New Jersey
If you have been issued a speeding ticket in New Jersey, you must be aware of the consequences you may face. For the most part, the penalties associated with speeding have to do with how many miles per hour above the speed limit you were driving. However, the court may also take into consideration any previous driving infractions on your record. The points system in New Jersey is as follows:
- Speeding 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 2-point violation
- Speeding 15-30 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 4-point violation
- Speeding more than 30 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 5-point violation and may also result in a reckless driving ticket
Unfortunately, accumulating points on your driving record can have additional consequences. Once you have 6 or more points on your record, the court may issue a surcharge. If you acquire 12 or more points on your driving record, your driver’s license will be suspended. Luckily, New Jersey offers several ways to have points removed from your record so you can avoid increased insurance premiums and losing your license.
Can I plea bargain a ticket?
In many cases, speeding tickets can be plea bargained. This means that the court negotiates the ticket and often reduces the offense to a lesser infraction. The court will make a decision based on whether you have any previous offenses. It is important to be aware that certain offenses cannot be plea bargained, such as a DUI charge.
Contact a Monmouth County Speeding Ticket Attorney
For over 20 years, The Law Offices of George J. Mardinly has represented clients who have been issued speeding tickets across New Jersey. If you need an attorney who can help you keep points off your driving record, you can count on us. Our firm will explore all possible options to plea bargain your ticket or have the case thrown out. If you need an attorney that is committed to fighting for you, contact The Law Offices of George J. Mardinly today.