While speeding tickets may seem like rather routine, low-stakes violations, the truth is, depending on your situation, a speeding ticket can have very serious impacts on your life that go way beyond simple fines. For this reason, you should continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey traffic offense attorney to learn more about speeding tickets and why it may be in your best interest to hire an attorney who can help you fight one.
What happens if I receive a speeding ticket in New Jersey?
As you probably know, the severity of your speeding ticket largely depends on how fast you were traveling when the police officer clocked you. The faster you were traveling, the higher number of points you will receive for your ticket. Receiving points on your license may have very serious consequences, especially if you have already accumulated points previously. 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.
You should never plead guilty to your speeding ticket, as there is a very good chance you can have your charge knocked down to a lower-level, non-moving violation, even without an attorney. That being said, if you are someone who already has points on your license, it may not be worth the gamble to proceed without an attorney, as additional points will cause your insurance premiums to spike, and you may also have your license suspended, on top of high fines, which can be devastating to your social life, your ability to retain employment, and more.
Fortunately, with the assistance of a knowledgeable Camden County traffic offense attorney at your side, you stand a far greater chance of fighting your speeding ticket and having the ticket downgraded, or, in the best cases, dropped altogether. Our firm can analyze each aspect of the situation and determine whether the officer followed proper conduct when issuing your ticket. If he did not, then there is a very good chance that we can fight your ticket successfully. If you are ready to get started, give us a call today.
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 on 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.