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New Jersey Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Getting a speeding ticket in New Jersey is not uncommon, but that doesn’t make it any less stressful when it happens to you. In fact, any kind of traffic violation, from speeding to running a red light to getting a DUI, can have far-reaching effects on your finances and your ability to drive. If you find yourself with a speeding or traffic ticket or with a DUI in New Jersey, give our offices a call today so that we can help you with your case.

If you have been pulled over for speeding, running a red light or stop sign, or for driving while intoxicated, the most important thing to do is to stay calm. Do not try to fight with the police officer or try to argue your way out of it. In most circumstances, this will backfire and will make the police officer less likely to be lenient.

What you should do instead is try to understand exactly what kind of violation you are being charged with, so that you can understand what penalties will be associated with your traffic ticket. This is important because, aside from the fines that you will have to pay for your ticket, you could also have points added to your license. Knowing this information will make it easier for you and your attorney to develop a strong defense for you to use in court.

If this is not your first speeding ticket or other traffic violation, you may already have some points on your license. Different traffic violations result in different points on your record, usually depending on how serious the traffic offense is considered to be. Below are the most common violations in New Jersey and their corresponding number of points:

Speeding 1-14 mph over the posted limit……………………………………………..…………………………2 points

Speeding 15-29 mph over the posted limit………………………………………………………………………4 points

Speeding 30 mph or more over the posted limit………………………………………………………………5 points

Failure to stop for a traffic light………………………………………………………………………………………2 points

Failure to observe traffic signals……………………………………………………………………………………..2 points

Note that in New Jersey, DUIs [http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Violations/dui.htm] do not result in points on your license, but instead result in expensive fines and possible jail time. Your first offense could result in a fine between $250 and $400, up to thirty days in jail, and losing your license for up to three months. These penalties only increase if it is not your first DUI or if you had an especially high blood alcohol content.

Points for traffic violations will accumulate on your record with each speeding ticket or other violation you receive. Once you have received six points on your record within a three-year period, you will be expected to pay surcharges, which are steep fines ranging from $100 to $1,500. After you have received twelve points total on your record, your license will be suspended, preventing you from having the freedom to drive. In addition to all of these penalties, your car insurance company will likely increase your monthly rates as a result of your ticket. Even a simple speeding ticket can cause your premiums to increase.

With all that’s at stake with a New Jersey speeding ticket or other traffic violation, it is important to know that you have options. Rather than pleading guilty to the ticket and paying the fine and accepting the points on your record, you are permitted to take your ticket to court to present your case before a judge. Some people choose to represent themselves when they go to court to defend their speeding or traffic ticket. However, many are caught by surprise when the police officer who wrote their ticket is also at the hearing, ready to tell the judge exactly why you do deserve to pay the fine and receive the points on your license. It can be very hard to persuade a judge that you, and not the police officer, are right about your ticket.

This is when having an experienced New Jersey speeding ticket lawyer can be invaluable when you choose to go to court. Your attorney will help you develop a solid defense that can show that the radar gun used by the police malfunctioned, or that the officer made a mistake when they pulled you over. With the assistance of your attorney, you have an excellent chance at getting your penalties reduced or even at getting your ticket completely dismissed. If you have gotten a speeding ticket or another kind of traffic violation in Camden, Cherry Hill, Marlton, Pennsauken, or Willingboro, give our offices a call right away so that we can start building you the best defense possible.

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Added on February 4, 2015

In New Jersey , the issuance of speeding ticket is one solution to prevent traffic accidents. Two reasons why speeding tickets are necessary: (1) to slow drivers to slow down and the best measure to control road rage & aggressive drivers; and (2) to generate an excessive amount of revenue to fill the coffers for the local municipalities. It is a fact that today people are affected by time pressures of life plus the

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Added on January 29, 2015

The introduction of new app prompted law enforcement to campaign compelling Google Inc. to disable a feature in its popular Waze traffic app. This device allows drivers to warn others about nearby police activity. An organization of sheriffs openly complained that the app not only places the lives of officers at risk but also hampers the ability of authorities to write speeding tickets. The National Association of Sheriffs focused its complaints about Waze on police

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Added on January 20, 2015

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