What Happens to Your License After Getting a Speeding Ticket in New Jersey?

When you are in a hurry it can be more difficult to keep track of your speed behind the wheel. The repercussions of speeding are often harsh. In New Jersey, speeding tickets carry points that depend on the driver’s speed. Accumulating points can be detrimental financially, and can even result in license restrictions. Rather than simply paying the speeding ticket fine, it is in your best interest to consult with a knowledgeable Bergen County traffic violation attorney at The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC to mitigate the impact of speeding violations on your driving record.

What Happens to Your License After a Speeding Ticker?

If you are issued a ticket for speeding, you may face fines, points on your license, and other charges that can have a strong financial impact. New Jersey’s point system is as follows:

  • 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 the posted speed limit: 5-point violation

If you are caught speeding in excess of 30 miles per hour, you may be subject to a reckless driving ticket. If you accumulate 6 or more points on your license within 3 years, you may be subject to an additional fine. If you accumulate 12 or more points on your driving record, your license may be suspended. It is important to reach out to a knowledgeable New Jersey traffic violation attorney to fight these speeding ticket charges.

Plea Bargains

In some circumstances, a skilled attorney may plea bargain to lessen the charges of a speeding violation. Prosecutors are open to negotiations in order to avoid costing the state more money than would be recovered through the ticket itself. These negotiations may also occur to avoid conflict and court complications in the future.

What impact does my speeding ticket have on my auto insurance policy?

Speeding violations will appear on your NJ driving record, making it visible to auto insurers. In response to this, auto insurers will likely adjust the premium rate at an increase as high as 15%.

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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.