What are the Consequences of a New Jersey Speeding Ticket?

One of the worst things a motorist can do is speed down the road. We live in a world where distracted, reckless drivers are virtually everywhere. Nobody is safe on the road. However, you can do your part by ensuring you drive safely and responsibly at all times. This means do not text, do not drink and drive, and do not speed. However, if you were in a rush one day and were issued a speeding ticket, you may not be out of luck. An experienced traffic attorney may be able to help you. If you have been issued a speeding ticket in the state of New Jersey here are some of the questions you may have:

How many points is a New Jersey speeding ticket?

  • 1-14 miles over the posted speed limit: 2-point violation
  • 15-30 miles over the posted speed limit: 4-point violation
  • 30 miles or more over the posted speed limit: 5-point violation

When you are issued a speeding ticket, you may face several fines, points on your license, and other surcharges. When you are issued points, your insurance premiums go up, meaning you will be paying for your mistake for perhaps years to come. 

How much does a New Jersey speeding ticket cost?

On top of the points you will receive on your license, you will also have to pay a fine corresponding with the speed at which you were caught traveling. 

  • Speeding by 1-9 mph: $85
  • Speeding 10-14 mph: $95
  • Speeding by 15-19 mph: $105
  • Speeding by 20-24 mph: $200
  • Speeding by 25-29 mph: $220
  • Speeding by 30-34 mph: $240
  • Speeding by 35-39 mph: $260

Can I fight a speeding ticket in NJ?

Fortunately, you can. The most important thing you can do is contact an experienced attorney who is ready to fight for your rights. You must plead not guilty on your ticket consult with an attorney regarding the best legal step going forward. An attorney may check to see if the radar gun was properly calibrated, if the stop was unlawful, and more. An attorney may have your charges mitigated via plea bargain, or, in some cases, have them dropped altogether. Do not wait. Reach out to our knowledgeable and resourceful firm today.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC has over 25 years of experience helping clients through tough times when they need it most. If you need assistance with any intellectual property, traffic violations, or business law matters, our firm is here to help. It is critical that you pick the right attorney who can protect your rights. Contact The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC for a consultation.