Were you caught speeding and issued a ticket? Unfortunately, the penalties are serious. They include fines, fees, points and surcharges. Depending on how fast you were driving, you may even lose your license for a period of time. The sheer abundance of highways and major roadways in New Jersey provides overwhelming opportunity for police to issue speeding tickets. If you find yourself with a speeding ticket in hand, you need to retain a knowledgeable traffic ticket defense attorney.
Speeding tickets accumulate points on your driver’s license and insurance companies keep track of those points. The number of points you have will affect the price of your premiums and could end up costing you a substantial amount of money. What seems like a simple speeding ticket could end up costing you thousands of dollars.
With the help of a diligent and skilled defense attorney a speeding ticket can be successfully challenged and contested in court. There are many ways to do this. For example, the police can obtain your rate of speed in one of two ways: by radar or by pacing. If the police use radar to determine how fast you were driving, it may be possible to challenge whether the equipment was working properly. If the equipment was faulty in some way then the results cannot be relied on. However, along with other defensive tactics, this isn’t always easy to prove. Successfully fighting a speeding ticket is best accomplished with the help of an experienced traffic ticket defense attorney.
The New Jersey Speeding Statute provides that a motorist may lawfully operate his or her motor vehicle at the following speeds:
- 25 mph in a school zone
- 25 mph in any business or residential district; or
- 35 mph in any suburban business or residential district;
- 50 mph in all other locations, except as otherwise provided in the "Sixty-Five MPH Speed Limit Implementation Act, N.J.S.A. 39:4-98.3.
Remember, you are responsible for abiding by these speed limits even where it is not posted. In other words, it is not a defense to say there was no speed limit sign posted.
For your convenience we listed the main point classifications below:
- Exceeding maximum speed by 1 to 14 mph over limit is 2 points.
- Exceeding maximum speed by 15 to 29 mph over limit is 4 points.
- Exceeding maximum speed by 30 or more mph over limit is 5 points.
At LS&P Lawyers our traffic ticket defense lawyers have defended countless drivers against speeding violations. We have used our extensive municipal court experience to get tickets reduced to a no-point violation or dismissed altogether. We will work diligently to achieve the best possible outcome on your behalf.
If you were issued a speeding ticket don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer. An experienced speeding ticket attorney at LS&P Lawyers is ready to meet with you. Call us 24/7 at 908-709-0500 to schedule an initial consultation. As always it’s free!