Many people are under the mistaken belief that if they’re speeding to keep up with traffic, then there’s no real harm done and that they can’t possibly be ticketed for it. These many people would be wrong. In New Jersey, the posted speed limit means what it says, and you can be ticketed for exceeding that limit.
It’s all very well that the traffic or car ahead of you was going just as fast as you were, but the officer who stops you is not interested. The officer pulled you over, and you will suffer the consequences for choosing to speed. And those consequences can be significant.
Your Speeding Ticket
If you’re pulled over and issued a speeding ticket, you could face a variety of negative consequences:
- If you’re ticketed for traveling 1 to 14 mph over the speed limit, you’ll take a 2-point hit on your license and will incur an $85 fine.
- If you’re ticketed for traveling 15 to 29 mph over the speed limit, you’ll receive 4 points and your fine will start at $95 and can grow to $220 (depending on your speed).
- If you’re ticketed for traveling 30 or more mph over the speed limit, you are subject to a 5-point ticket and your fines will start at $240. Further, the officer who stops you can also issue a reckless driving ticket at this juncture, which will add another 5 points to your license.
If you collect 12 or more points on your license, you are subject to license suspension.
There are also several driving variables that can cause your fines to double:
- Whenever you’re ticketed for driving 20 mph or more over the speed limit (as reflected in the fines outlined above);
- Whenever you are ticketed for speeding while driving in a 65-mph speed zone;
- Whenever you are ticketed for speeding while driving in a construction zone; and
- Whenever you are ticketed for speeding while driving in a New Jersey Safe Corridor (which are those areas designated as high risk for motorists).
If You’re Facing a NJ Traffic Violation, Call 732-662-7658 for a Free Consultation Today
If you’re facing a NJ traffic ticket or two, you don’t have to simply grin and bear it. Speeding tickets can adversely affect both your driver’s license and your finances. An experienced traffic violation attorney will help you achieve the best possible resolution for your situation. At the Law Offices of Leon Matchin, we are here to help. Our experienced traffic ticket lawyers have the skill and dedication to fight for your rights. Please give us a call at 732-662-7658 or contact us online today.