Speeding is a common occurrence on the road. But, when drivers ignore the speed limit, serious accidents can occur. As a result, New Jersey takes speeding very seriously. If you are pulled over for a speeding ticket, you may think the easiest option is to simply pay the ticket and move on, but this is not always the case. Read on to learn more about speeding tickets in New Jersey.
What Happens if I Receive a Speeding Ticket in New Jersey?
The severity of your speeding ticket will largely depend on how fast you were traveling at the moment the police officer clocked your speed. The faster you were traveling, the more points and fines you will receive for your ticket. Receiving points on your license may have very serious consequences, especially if you have already accumulated points previously. If you have accumulated 6 or more points on your driving record, New Jersey will likely issue you a surcharge, which can have a large impact on your finances. The penalties become more severe the more points you acquire. Once you acquire 12 or more points on your driving record, the state will suspend your driver’s license, which can impact your ability to get to and from work, among other things.
New Jersey’s point system for speeding tickets is 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.
Should I Fight a Speeding Ticket?
If you have received a speeding ticket, you may be wondering what your next move should be. You should consider reaching out to an experienced criminal defense attorney. A dedicated attorney can fight to reduce your fees and points. Every situation is different, so it is best to speak with a New Jersey criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has received a speeding ticket in New Jersey, contact our firm today. We are here to advocate for you and walk you through the process each step of the way. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
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