We live in an age where distracted and negligent motorists take up our roads, making them unsafe for all. Between people constantly checking their cell phones and others weaving in and out of traffic, a responsible motorist must be constantly alert and aware of their surroundings. Sometimes, this is not even enough, and responsible motorists are injured due to negligent ones.
Many people tend to think that a speeding ticket isn’t a big deal, especially since people do not generally hire a lawyer to fight them. However, these people are sorely mistaken. If you have been issued a speeding ticket, depending on how fast you were going and how many points are currently on your license, you may even have your driving priveledges suspended as a result. Not only can these tickets hurt your wallet, but they can also affect your ability to take care of your daily obligations, like work, school, or whatever else. Do not let this happen all because of a simple mistake. Though you should be more careful about your speed, we believe that everybody deserves a second chance.
What are the potential penalties for a New Jersey speeding ticket?
The New Jersey speeding violation point system is as follows:
- 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 2-point violation
- 15-30 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 4-point violation
- 30 miles per hour over the speed limit is a 5-point violation
Tickets will come with an applicable set of fines, a rise in your insurance premium, and applicable state surcharges. Additionally, if you accumulate over 12 points on your license, you will most likely have your license suspended.
Are there any defenses to a moving violation?
If you get a moving violation, it may impact your insurance premium for years to come, which can cause you to lose thousands of dollars. This is unacceptable. If you hire an experienced attorney, you bolster your chances of mitigating your charges via plea bargain, or, in some instances, having them dropped altogether. However, to have charges mitigated or dropped, you will need an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney by your side. Speeding tickets are no joke. Do yourself a favor and contact our firm as soon as possible.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you have been issued a speeding ticket in the state of New Jersey, do not hesitate to contact our firm. We have the knowledge and skill necessary to mitigate the damage of your violation.
If you or someone you know was charged with a cell phone violation, especially if this was your third or subsequent ticket, do yourself a favor and contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway today.