What Happens if I Get a Speeding Ticket in New Jersey?

What Happens if I Get a Speeding Ticket in New Jersey?

Most of us receive at least one speeding ticket in our lifetime. In fact, speeding tickets can have very serious repercussions, particularly if you already have points on your license.

If you get a speeding ticket, you do not necessarily have to go to court. Only higher violations result in a mandatory court date. As such, you have two options: you may choose to pay the ticket, or you may contest the ticket. It is important to note that paying your ticket amounts to an admission of guilt and will result in points being added to your driving record.

New Jersey’s point system for speeding tickets depends on how fast you were speeding and works as follows:

  • 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit: 2-point violation
  • 15-30 miles per hour over the speed limit: 4-point violation
  • 30+ miles per hour over the speed limit: 5-point violation

Receiving points on your driving record will increase your insurance premiums and, when you accumulate points, you may be required to pay an annual surcharge. Additionally, if you accumulate 12 or more points on your license, there is a very good chance that your license will be suspended. This will radically affect multiple aspects of your life, including being able to retain employment if you have no way of commuting to your job.

Our lawyers have the expertise and experience to defend you if you have been charged with speeding. In most cases, a lawyer may be able to negotiate for a smaller violation, resulting in a lower fine and fewer points on your record. Thus, if you have been charged with speeding, contact our firm immediately for assistance.

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