Should I hire a lawyer for a speeding ticket?
I think it’s important to retain the advice of a lawyer if you are facing a speeding ticket. It is very tempting to simply pay the ticket online but payment of the ticket will expose you to points and fines from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Points very often lead to increased insurance premiums and in the long run, you may end up paying more. These speeding violations are almost always subject to plea bargaining and with the assistance to the lawyer, your exposures on all these matters may be lessened considerably. This can be done if your attorney meets with the prosecutor to try and downgrade the charges you are facing.
You may be able to able to have your ticket downgrading to an “unsafe driving” charge, meaning that you will not receive any points on your license. It is important to know that this charge has a higher fine, but in the long run it is beneficial because your insurance premiums will not increase, as there are no added points associated. Additionally, if you are speeding and are driving under the influence of alcohol, you may not plea bargain your DUI in the state of New Jersey. If you find yourself in a situation where you have been issued a speeding ticket in the state of New Jersey, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced traffic defense attorney.
Contact the Law Offices of Richard E. Novak today to discuss the facts and circumstances surrounding your New Jersey traffic, intellectual property or business litigation matters.