When a driver is on the road, there are several rules they are required to follow. One of the most important rules that is frequently disregarded is driving over the speed limit. Speeding can cause very dangerous accidents for the driver in addition as well as everyone else on the road. The state of New Jersey takes speeding very seriously and works tirelessly to ensure people follow the speed limit. Speeding violations can be followed by certain fines and penalties. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the violation, individuals could receive a ticket in addition to points on their license. Collecting points can reflect on an increase in personal finances, car insurance payments, as well as a possible license suspension.
Individuals who are pulled over for speeding may face certain consequences. A law enforcement officer may issue a ticket, which can result in fines as well as points on their license. In New Jersey, a person can receive anywhere from 2-5 points on their license. This is dependent upon the speed they were driving before they were pulled over. The point system in New Jersey is:
- 2 points for 1-14 miles over the speed limit
- 4 points for driving 15-30 miles over the speed limit
- 5 points for driving 30 miles or more over the speed limit
If a driver is pulled over for driving 30 miles an hour or more over the speed limit, the may be issued a ticket for reckless driving. If a driver accumulates several points on their license, they may face different consequences. If a driver in New Jersey accrues 6 or more points on their license within 3 years, they may be subject to an additional fee. If they collect 12 or more points, their license may be suspended.
When an individual faces a speeding violation, they may wish to seek legal counsel to navigate their charge. In some cases, an experienced attorney may be able to help a driver in lessening the charges that are against them. Some prosecutors are open to working with an attorney to avoid any further complications and expenses of the state than necessary. Because of this, it is possible to reduce the weight of a driver’s offense in some cases.
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If you or someone you know was issued a speeding violation and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway today.