If you are someone who recently received a speeding ticket in the state of New Jersey, you may not think it necessary to hire an attorney to defend you. However, in New Jersey, traffic violations, especially those concerning speeding, can have long-lasting ramifications that may be far more serious than you may think. For this very reason, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Red Bank traffic violations attorney to learn more about speeding tickets, the consequences of them, and how we can help you fight those consequences. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the penalties for a New Jersey speeding ticket?
The first thing that you should understand is that the penalties you may face largely depend on the speed at which you were traveling at the time the officer ticketed you for speeding. The penalties for speeding tickets in the state of New Jersey are as follows:
- Driving 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit: This is a 2-point violation
- Driving 15-30 miles per hour over the speed limit: This is a 4-point violation
- Driving 30 miles per hour over the speed limit: This is a 5-point violation
After receiving a speeding ticket, you will receive points on your license. This is more than just a number; when you receive points, your insurance premiums will spike for months, or even years, costing you significantly in the long run. In addition, you will also have to pay heavy fines upon a guilty verdict. Finally, if you are someone who has already received points on your license in the past, there is a very good chance that you will have your license suspended, which can further impact your economically, especially if you are unable to find a way to your place of employment until your license is restored.
Can an attorney fight a speeding ticket?
Yes. Our firm is educated and trained in analyzing each aspect of every speeding ticket. When we do so, we will work to find a way in which the law enforcement officer that ticketed you violated proper procedure. As long as we can prove that the officer did not issue the ticket according to law, there is a very good chance that we will be able to have your ticket significantly reduced, or, in the best cases, dropped altogether.
Contact our experienced Red Bank 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.