When you get behind the wheel of a car, you cannot forget that you are operating a piece of machinery that weighs several tons. Many people know this, though they still disregard its implications. So many people drive while distracted, while fatigued, or sometimes, in the worst cases, while under the influence. This is why it is so important you do your part to contribute to a safer road overall.
While as a motorist, it is your duty to conduct yourself cautiously and responsibly, we understand that from time to time, everybody is in a rush. However, speeding is a very common cause of car accidents, which is why the state cracks down so harshly on it. If you were issued a speeding ticket in New Jersey, you cannot simply brush it off. You need to retain experienced legal counsel as soon as possible to help mitigate the chance of lasting damage. If you have been issued a speeding ticket in the state of New Jersey, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the penalties for a New Jersey speeding ticket?
The penal system in place in New Jersey regarding speeding tickets is as follows:
- Driving 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 2-point violation
- Driving 15-30 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 4-point violation
- Driving 30 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 5-point violation
Additionally, these tickets come with an applicable set of fines, a rise in your insurance premiums, and applicable state surcharges. You should also know that if you accumulate over 12 points on your license, you may have your driving privileges suspended. Fortunately, New Jersey also has several means available for motorists to have points removed from their record, which will, therefore, decrease their insurance premiums and prevent a potential license suspension.
Are there any defenses against a speeding ticket?
Though most people do not consider hiring an attorney to fight a simple speeding ticket, the unfortunate reality is that you may feel a ticket’s ramifications for years to come, which is why you should consider hiring experienced legal counsel to fight the charges before they have a chance to truly impact your life. An experienced attorney can help mitigate your charges via plea bargain, or even in some cases, have them dropped altogether. Do not let a speeding ticket affect your life in the future. Do what you can by hiring a knowledgeable attorney who will aggressively fight these charges.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
Our firm proudly represents clients in New Jersey who are faced with matters of family law, criminal defense, business law, real estate law, or estate planning. If you require strong and dedicated representation for any of your legal matters, please do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of George J. Mardinly to schedule a consultation.