Most people do not go through life without receiving at least one speeding ticket. Unfortunately, a speeding ticket can have very serious ramifications. Please read on and reach out to our knowledgeable New Jersey traffic offense attorney to learn more about speeding tickets in New Jersey and how we can help you fight one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process ahead:
What happens if I get a speeding ticket?
If a police officer catches you speeding, he or she will most likely pull you over. From here, if you are issued a ticket, the consequences of that ticket depend primarily on the speed at which you were traveling. The point system for tickets in New Jersey is 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
Unfortunately, if you plead guilty to a speeding ticket, you will also face a heavy fine, a state surcharge, and a significant rise in your insurance premiums, especially if this is not your first speeding ticket. When insurance premiums rise, they may not go down for months or years, meaning you will, essentially, continue paying for this ticket for some time. If you have accumulated enough points through the years, there is a very good chance that you are even at risk of a license suspension. If your license is suspended, you may lose your job, and you can expect the quality of your life to decline. Rather obviously, a speeding ticket is no joke.
Can I fight a speeding ticket?
If you go it alone, there is a very good chance that you will not be able to fight the ticket, and will instead accumulate points on your license. However, with the assistance of an experienced New Jersey traffic offense attorney on your side, there is a very good chance you may have the ticket significantly reduced via a plea bargain, or dropped altogether. We are here to help you. For any further questions concerning your speeding ticket, give our firm 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 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.