Speed is one of the most common reasons to get a ticket in the state of New Jersey. Unfortunately, speeding tickets can come with fines and point violations added to your license. If you think you have been wrongly charged with speeding, it is time to contact a New Jersey attorney like Leon Matchin. An attorney will study your case and represent you in court to try and get the ticket dropped. Read on for more information about speeding tickets and how an attorney can help.
Speeding Ticket Fines
There are various fines and penalties in New Jersey for speeding. They are based on how much the driver is driving over the speed limit. Here are the fines based on speed:
- 1-9 mph over – $85
- 10-14 mph over – $95
- 15-19 mph over – $105
- 20-24 mph over – $200
- 25-29 mph over – $220
- 30-34 mph over – $240
- 35-30 mph over – $260
In addition to the fines, drivers will also receive point violations on their license. If the driver was 1-14 mph over the speed limit, they would receive a two-point violation. If the driver was going 15-29 mph over the speed limit, then they would receive a four-point violation. Anything in excess of 29 mph over the speed limit is a five-point violation. It is important to keep in mind that fines and point violations are doubled in construction areas or if the driver is exceeding the speed limit in a 65-mph zone.
How Can a New Jersey Attorney Help?
There are a variety of strategies a New Jersey attorney can use to help get a speeding ticket dropped. For example, if the police officer wrote down any of your information incorrectly, this could get the ticket dropped. This could be an error in something like your name or the model of your car. Another reason could be faulty equipment. Your lawyer may be able to argue on your behalf that the radar gun was working incorrectly. Also, sometimes the police officer does not show up to court. In this case, it is much easier for the attorney to defend their client and get the ticket dropped.
Getting a speeding ticket is never fun. Between the fines and the point violations on the license, it can turn into a big deal. Luckily, a New Jersey attorney like Leon Matchin can help. He has been working with drivers for years to get speeding tickets reduced or dismissed. Call Leon Matchin at 732-887-2479 or contact him via email at [email protected] for more information about the services he can provide.