Can I Fight a Speeding Ticket in New Jersey?

Can I Fight a Speeding Ticket in New Jersey?

Most of us receive at least one speeding ticket in our lifetime, however, if you recently received a speeding ticket, especially if it was your second or subsequent ticket, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey traffic offense attorney today to learn more about the consequences you may face and how we can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Will I lose my license if I get a speeding ticket in New Jersey?

Depending on the speed at which you were traveling at the time you were issued your ticket, you face a wide array of consequences. New Jersey has a point system in place, and the faster you were going, the more points you will accumulate on your license, which, in certain cases, may result in a license suspension if you have previously accumulated points on your license. The point system for speeding tickets in New Jersey is as follows:

  • If you are caught driving 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit: 2-point violation
  • If you are caught driving 15-30 miles per hour over the speed limit: 4-point violation
  • If you are caught driving 30 miles per hour over the speed limit: 5-point violation

That being said, even if you were truly speeding, we cannot advise you to plead guilty to your speeding ticket, as you will automatically face heavy fines, state surcharges, and you can expect your insurance premiums to skyrocket. If your license is suspended it may drastically affect your ability to keep your job, or get a new one, as commuting is essential for most jobs. This is why if you receive a speeding ticket, you must absolutely consider hiring an attorney who knows how to fight them.

Do I need an attorney to fight a speeding ticket?

While yes, there are times where simply pleading guilty and showing up to court may result in your ticket getting knocked down to a fine and no points, it simply is not worth taking that risk. There is no greater defense to a speeding ticket than retaining the services of an experienced New Jersey traffic offense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the court system. Our firm will analyze each aspect of your case to see if the officers followed proper protocol, and oftentimes, we may have your charges mitigated, or, sometimes, dropped altogether. We are here to help. All you have to do is pick up the phone.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

Thomas DeMarco & Associates, LLC is an experienced Camden County criminal defense law firm located in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. We understand how potentially damaging a criminal can be, which is why we pride ourselves in our willingness to fight for our client’s rights. Our firm handles all criminal matters and is ready to provide you with our knowledgeable legal counsel. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss your legal situation.

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