When someone receives a speeding ticket, they rarely think that they should hire an attorney to help fight their charges. However, in many cases, speeding tickets can have extremely serious ramifications that can follow an individual for years, which is why if you have recently received a speeding ticket, you must read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey traffic violations attorney to learn more about speeding tickets and how we can help you fight one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What happens if I get a speeding ticket in New Jersey?
The consequences you face for your speeding ticket largely depend on the speed at which you were clocked at when you were issued your ticket. The faster you were going, the more points you will receive on your license. New Jersey’s speeding ticket point system is as follows:
- Driving 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit: This is a 2-point violation.
- Driving 15-30 miles per hour over the speed limit: This is a 4-point violation.
- Driving 30 miles per hour over the speed limit: This is a 5-point violation.
Obtaining points on your license can have a drastic effect on your life. To start, points on your license will oftentimes cause your insurance premiums to spike, which means that you will essentially be paying for your ticket for months, or even years, down the road. Additionally, you will face high fines that will hurt your wallet. Finally, if you are someone who receives enough points on your license, you may even face a license suspension, which can affect your social life, your ability to keep a job, and more. With so much on the line, it only makes sense to hire an attorney who can fight for your rights.
Should I hire an attorney to help fight a speeding ticket?
In many cases, you can plead not guilty and have your speeding ticket knocked down to a non-moving violation and face high fines without points. However, it is generally not worth the risk, as there is a lot on the line. Our firm can analyze each aspect of your ticket to see if the officer did not follow proper protocol. If the officer did not properly issue your ticket, there is a very good chance that we will receive a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
When someone is charged with a crime, they have a lot to consider. However, we understand that everyone makes mistakes, which is why we are here to help. No matter your circumstances, if you are facing criminal charges, contact the Law Offices of Michael A. Policastro today for the experienced legal counsel you deserve and need.