Unfortunately, car accidents are common occurrences. One of the most common reasons these accidents occur is speeding. In New Jersey, drivers are pulled over for speeding often. While speeding tickets are rather popular, not many people know their consequences or the options they may have when it comes to addressing the ticket. Read on to learn more about speeding tickets in New Jersey.
What are the Consequences of a Speeding Ticket in New Jersey?
If you are issued a speeding ticket, your penalty will depend upon how fast you were going. As a result, violations are broken up into different categories. These categories are 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
Additionally, these tickets come with an applicable set of fines, a rise in your insurance premiums, and applicable state surcharges, making these tickets very expensive. You should also know that if you accumulate over 12 points on your license, you may have your driving privileges suspended.
What Should I Do if I Got a Ticket?
If you have received a speeding ticket, you should reach out to an experienced traffic violations attorney. Many people believe that their only option is to pay the ticket and accept the points. This is not necessarily the case. Fortunately, with the right attorney on your side, there are several potential defenses against speeding tickets. An attorney can work to mitigate your charges via a plea bargain, and, in the best cases, an attorney may even be able to get your charges completely dropped. Without an attorney on your side, you run the risk of facing the full consequences of the speeding ticket. If your license gets suspended, it may affect your job and various other facets of your life.
If you or a loved one has received a speeding ticket in New Jersey, contact our firm today to discuss your case. We are here to advocate for you and explore all possible avenues of defense. Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.
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