EXPERIENCED NEW JERSEY TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE LAWYERS IN MONMOUTH, OCEAN, AND ATLANTIC COUNTIES
Never assume that a speeding ticket is no big deal. Speeding tickets result in points on your license, which can cause you to lose your driving privileges in New Jersey. Think about how difficult your life would be without a driver’s license. Would you have to take the bus everywhere? Would you still be able to earn a living?
In addition to the inconvenience caused by no longer having a license, speeding tickets can cost you a lot of money. You will almost certainly have to pay fines. Your insurance company might raise your premiums. Accrue too many points and you will face steep surcharges from the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). However, the good news is that an experienced traffic lawyer may be able to help you avoid these penalties and save you money.
The traffic ticket and DUI/DWI defense team at the Wilton Law Firm can help you fight your speeding ticket. Our traffic attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience in New Jersey courtrooms.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR SPEEDING VIOLATIONS IN NEW JERSEY?
Speeding violations in New Jersey are addressed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-98. Depending on where you were ticketed, you could be required to pay a fine costing hundreds of dollars. Under state law, you can be fined between $50 and $200. You will also be in danger of accruing points on your driver’s license.
The penalties for speeding are determined by the driver’s rate of speed relative to the speed limit:
- 14 mph or less – Exceeding the speed limit by 14 mph or less can lead to two points on your license.
- 15 to 29 mph – Exceeding the speed limit by 15 to 29 mph can result in four points on your license.
- 30 mph or more – If you are stopped for exceeding the speed limit by at least 30 mph, you face a potential penalty of five points on your license.
If you receive six points on your license, you will be placed on probation. Once you receive 12 points, you face a lengthy suspension of your driving privileges in the state.
HOW CAN YOU BEAT YOUR SPEEDING TICKET?
It’s not necessarily your fault that you got a speeding ticket. It’s entirely possible that you didn’t see any posted signs listing the speed limit. Unfortunately, NJ law allows the police to assess drivers with speeding tickets even when no speed limit signs were visible on the road. Simply put, the reasons for your speeding ticket don’t matter at this moment. The important thing right now is that you speak with an attorney.
The attorney that you hire should know the ins and outs of your local traffic court. Our skilled traffic attorneys have defended countless clients against speeding tickets in courtrooms across New Jersey, including courts in Monmouth County, Ocean County, and Atlantic County. Our experience means we are prepared to use advanced defense strategies to help you beat your speeding ticket and avoid getting points on your license.
Officer qualifications – The traffic officer who clocked you speeding must be certified to operate the radar device. We will require the prosecution to provide proof that the officer was qualified and had a valid operator’s card.
Radar device maintenance – We will require the prosecution to provide all necessary documentation, including certificates of calibration and tuning to verify that the radar device was in proper working order. If the police failed to perform required maintenance on the device, the evidence against you may be inadmissible.
Poor weather conditions – Some radar devices malfunction or provide inaccurate readings in bad weather. If you were clocked for speeding in inclement weather conditions, we may be able to challenge the radar reading.
Free Consultation with an Experienced Middletown, NJ Speeding Ticket Defense Attorney
You might need to appear in court to answer for your speeding ticket. Never take the traffic officer’s word about your violation. Even if the officer tells you that the citation does not require you to appear in court, it is imperative that you speak with a traffic attorney. The Wilton Law Firm can help guide you through this process. We’ve helped countless clients save money and avoid getting points on their licenses by contesting speeding tickets in New Jersey. You can call us anytime at 732-275-9555, or you can simply use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.