Most people consider the best and easiest solution to a speeding ticket to be immediately paying the fine and accepting points on their license – especially if they know they are guilty of the charges. However, depending on the severity of your speeding offense, the points on your license may linger for many years, negatively impacting your car insurance rates during this entire time frame.
The good news is that is possible to reduce your speeding ticket punishment. The NJ speeding ticket lawyers at Goldstein Law Group are here to defend you from the most severe legal consequences in the event of a speeding ticket. Our lawyers have more than 50 years of combined practice experience, and two of our attorney formerly practiced municipal court law. Based on our years of municipal court experience, we are well-versed in New Jersey traffic laws and know the best strategies to reduce your speeding ticket penalty.Speeding Ticket Consequences
When you think about speeding tickets, you probably associate them with points on your license and paying a fine. These are the most common consequences, especially for first-time offenders. If you are speeding by less than 10 miles an hour, you may be charged with an $85, but the fines range in severity, and you may be faced with a fine of up to $260. The points allocated to your driver’s license are also contingent to the rate at which you were speeding. Here are the point values assigned to speed ranges in New Jersey:
- 1-14 mph over= 2 points
- 15-29 mph over= 4 points
- 30+ mph over= 5 points
Depending on your driving record, you may face far more severe traffic violation consequences than fines and points on your license. If you reach 6 points on your driving record, you will have to pay a surcharge. The surcharge is $150 plus $25 for each point over 6. The surcharge lasts for 3 years.
There are additional surcharges for serious violations such as driving without a license and multiple DUI offenses that can add $100 to $1,500 each year for 3 years.
If you are reach 12 points on your driver’s license, you may be subject to additional fines and your NJ driver’s license may be suspended. Potential speeding ticket consequences may include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Court-issued fines
- Points on your driver’s license
- Increased car insurance rates
- License suspension or revocation
- Prison time
- Loss of license may mean loss of your means of earning a living
The attorneys at Goldstein Law Group have extensive experience litigating NJ traffic violation cases. They know the technical and legal arguments to make; how to cross-examine police officers and how to negotiate or argue for a reduction or dismissal of charges. If you have been issued a speeding ticket, please contact us today to put our well-practiced municipal court lawyers on your case. To schedule your complimentary initial consultation please call (732) 967-6777, or fill out our contact form.