Speeding Ticket Penalties in New Jersey

Traffic violations throughout New Jersey’s hectic system of roads and highways are very common. In fact, many people are often surprised to hear a person say they’ve never been pulled over or have never gotten a speeding ticket. Despite the fact that these traffic violations are very common, they still can result in serious penalties for a driver. This is especially true in situations where an individual has already been pulled over and issued a traffic ticket several times in the past.

If a person is pulled over in New Jersey for driving over the speed limit, they may face fines and have points added to their license. These points often result in increased car insurance premiums because they flag you as a greater risk to cost the insurance company money. The breakdown for New Jersey’s point system regarding speeding is as follows:

  • Drivers who speed 1-14 miles per hour above the speed limit may have 2 points added to their license
  • Drivers who speed 15-30 miles per hour above the speed limit may have 4 points added to their license
  • Drivers who speed 30 miles per hour or more over the speed limit may have 5 points added to their license and may be subject to a reckless driving ticket

When a driver accumulates 12 or more points on their license, they may face a license suspension. If you need an attorney to fight a ticket on your behalf, contact our firm today.

If you have been charged with a crime in New Jersey, it is essential to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact the Law Office of Michael A. Policastro today to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your situation. 

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