What Happens if I Get a Speeding Ticket in New Jersey?
Speeding tickets, though not as notoriously heavy as, say, a DWI, are nothing to scoff at, regardless. The first thing you have to understand is the police issue speeding tickets for a reason. When you speed, you increase your chances of either causing an accident, or being involved in one. Everybody knows this, yet some people still do it.
On the other hand, our firm also understands that people make mistakes. Everyone’s late sometimes, and when you’re late, there’s a chance you may speed to make it to your destination on time. Nevertheless, speeding tickets can come with serious ramifications in the state of New Jersey, so if you find yourself in a situation where you are facing a speeding ticket, it is generally best to retain the legal assistance of an experienced attorney. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, here are some of the questions you may have about speeding tickets in the state of New Jersey:
How does the New Jersey point system work?
When you get a speeding ticket, you are issued points on your license. If you accumulate a certain amount of points, you will face a license suspension or revocation. Additionally, these points cause your insurance premiums to go up, which means you will be paying for a speeding ticket potentially for years to come.
- 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
How much will I have to pay for my speeding ticket?
When you are found guilty of speeding, you will face a fine corresponding with how fast you were going at the time. The fines for speeding tickets in New Jersey are as follows:
- 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
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