There is a sinking feeling we all get in the pit of our stomach when sirens ring out and lights flash behind us. For most of us, a speeding violation is the most common cause of this scenario. Speeding tickets are expensive, and the process of fighting them is both stressful and tedious.
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) tracks all violations with a points system and will penalize you accordingly. You can find help in a New Jersey speeding ticket lawyer from Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC. We will find the best method to challenge your ticket.
Speeding tickets are some of the most common violations seen in the New Jersey municipal courts. They use a tiered penalty system, and the violations can carry heavy fines, points, license suspension, and up to fifteen days jail time. These increase according to how much your speed exceeds the maximum limit.
- 1–9 mph over the speed limit – $85 fine and 2 points
- 10–14 mph over the speed limit – $95 fine and 2 points
- 15–19 mph over the speed limit – $105 fine and 4 points
- 20–24 mph over the speed limit – $200 fine and 4 points
- 25–29 mph over the speed limit – $220 fine and 4 points
- 30–34 mph over the speed limit – $240 fine and 5 points
- 35–39 mph over the speed limit – $260 fine and 5 points
- 40 or more mph over the speed limit requires a court appearance
Any violation twenty miles per hour over the speed limit has a nearly doubled fine from the lesser violations. Your fine will also be doubled if any of these occur in a safe corridor, construction zone, or in a sixty-five miles-per-hour area.
These “safe corridor” areas are only becoming more common and tend to be geared towards revenue rather than safety. With the help of a New Jersey speeding ticket lawyer from our office, we can help you determine the best way to tackle your ticket.
PREPARING FOR COURT
Where you received your ticket can influence the success of contesting your speeding ticket. It depends on if the ticket was assessed in a city or a municipality and that municipality’s stance on speeding and plea deals.
While unlikely and difficult to pursue, it’s also possible that the officer made a procedural error or that there was a problem with the equipment used. When you come in for your free consultation, your New Jersey speeding ticket lawyer will discuss with you whether this may be an option to pursue in your case.
If the police officer paced you instead of using radar, there are even more options available to us. Your New Jersey speeding ticket lawyer may be able to argue that the officer paced and stopped two different cars, mistaking you for the speeder. Getting speeding tickets dismissed is generally difficult, but we may be able get the points your license receives reduced and possibly the charges, as well.
GET A FREE CONSULTATION WITH A NEW JERSEY SPEEDING TICKET LAWYER
If you have been ticketed for speeding at any speed, you need to get it handled quickly and professionally to avoid the worst of the penalties in both the short term and the long term. Contact a New Jersey speeding ticket lawyer from Jean Baptiste & Associates, LLC so that we can help you defend your finances, license, insurance premiums, and possibly even your freedom.
Please, call us or fill out the form below to schedule your free consultation. Contact us today so that you can stop worrying and start taking action.