What Happens if I Get a Speeding Ticket in New Jersey?

New Jersey courts take traffic violations very seriously. Though most people do not think they need to hire an attorney to fight a speeding ticket, the truth is, the ramifications of a speeding ticket may be more damaging than you may think. If you have recently been caught speeding, you must read on and reach out to our experienced Red Bank traffic violations attorney to learn more about how he can help you fight those charges, every step of the way. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the process ahead:

What happens if I get a speeding ticket?

The consequences of a speeding ticket depend largely on the speed at which you were traveling at the time the officer stopped you. The penalties for a speeding ticket in New Jersey are 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

You should also understand that if you are found guilty of speeding, you will most likely receive a several-hundred dollar fine, as well as state surcharges. Furthermore, you may also expect a drastic rise in your insurance premiums, which may have you paying for speeding for years down the road. If you have already accumulated a significant amount of points on your license, you may even be at risk of having your license suspended, which can drastically disrupt your quality of life. If you are someone who has been charged with speeding, especially if you risk losing your license, you absolutely need the assistance of an experienced New Jersey attorney.

Can I defend myself against a speeding ticket?

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. Do not go it alone. Attorney Mardinly is here to fight for your rights.

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 toΒ contact The Law Offices of George J. MardinlyΒ to schedule a consultation.