Speeding Ticket Lawyers in Cherry Hill, NJ
New Jersey Traffic Court Attorney Handles Speeding Tickets in Camden County, Burlington County & Gloucester County
Speeding tickets occur so frequently in our society that they may seem harmless. This is not the case in New Jersey. Traffic ticket penalties in NJ cost many drivers the privilege of carrying a driver’s license. Usual penalties also include large sums of cash for higher insurance premiums. Speeding tickets, under N.J.S.A.39:4-98, have varying penalties that are based on the number of miles per hour (mph) over the speed limit that a motorist may have been driving. It also matters where the speeding violation took place.
Individuals with speeding violations may find themselves at the mercy of the prosecutor without the assistance of a skilled New Jersey traffic and municipal court attorney. That’s why you should not hesitate to contact experienced Camden County traffic defense lawyer Michele Finizio now. Attorney Finizio defends clients against speeding tickets in Camden, Gloucester Township, Winslow, Mt. Laurel, Medford, and Deptford, New Jersey.
Guidelines for NJ Speeding Ticket Penalties
Speed Matters When Calculating Penalties
The number of mph over the speed limit will dictate the maximum number of points that can be placed on an individual’s driving record. Drivers should try to avoid points at all costs because they result in insurance surcharges.
Additionally, too many points can cause a license suspension. A driver stopped for speeding up to 14 mph over the limit can receive up to two points. Driving 15 to 29 mph over the limit is a possible 4 points. Anything 30 mph or above could mean five points on an individual’s driving record. New Jersey traffic court lawyer Michele Finizio will aggressively contest the points that could potentially affect a New Jersey resident’s driving record.
Fine Amounts for NJ Speeding Violations
The court has discretion when determining the fine amount, but there are guidelines that traffic and municipal courts follow. The fines will not include the court costs incurred when you fight a speeding ticket in court. The court cost is usually $33. Additionally, fines may be doubled if the speeding offense occurred in a Safe Corridor, Construction Zone, or 65 mph zone.
The fines for speeding in NJ are as follows:
- 1-9 mph over speed limit: $81 fine, or $136 if in a Safe Corridor, Construction Zone, or 65 mph zone.
- 10-14 mph over speed limit: $91 fine, or $156 if in a Safe Corridor, Construction Zone, or 65 mph zone.
- 15-19 mph over speed limit: $101 fine, or $176 if in a Safe Corridor, Construction Zone, or 65 mph zone.
- 20-24 mph over speed limit: $196 fine, and fine is doubled for all violations over 20 mph.
- 25-29 mph over speed limit: $216 fine and the fine may be doubled.
- 30-34 mph over speed limit: $236 fine, the fine may be doubled, and license faces suspension.
- 35-39 mph over speed limit: $256 fine, fine may be doubled, and license faces suspension.
“Court Appearance Required” may be marked on the speeding ticket. This means that appearing in court is mandatory. In these cases, it is in the best interest of the individual who received the traffic violation to seek experienced legal representation from an attorney who has experience in NJ municipal courts.
What Our Camden, NJ Traffic Defense Lawyer Can Do for Your Speeding Ticket Case
It happens more often than you might think: NJ police officers make mistakes when writing tickets. They may incorrectly identify the statute or law allegedly being broken. This by itself is often grounds to dismiss the traffic ticket. It can also be an error in the equipment, such as a radar gun, that is used to track vehicle speed. Radar guns must be tested prior to and after use. They should also be periodically recalibrated. If the speeding violation was measured by the officer’s pace, the vehicle’s speedometer must follow these same calibration requirements.
Why You Need an Attorney for Your Deptford, NJ Speeding Ticket
Trial representation is a very effective way to fight a speeding ticket. The time and resources needed for the prosecutor to take traffic violation cases to trial makes negotiations more favorable for individuals defending against these types of citations. Prosecutors have experience with traffic defense attorneys and know that a skilled attorney will not allow their client to be treated unfairly in municipal court.
Contact Our Medford, New Jersey Speeding Ticket Attorney for a Free Consultation
Your two main goals in a New Jersey speeding ticket case are to protect your license and to avoid having points added to your driving record. Attorney Michele Finizio invites you to hear our recommendation on how you can best achieve this goal after receiving a traffic violation. We will devote our full energy to delivering you a favorable outcome, whether by a negotiated deal or a trial. Our lawyer always has your best interests in mind and will protect your rights.
For your free consultation about a New Jersey speeding ticket, call us at 856-242-7300 or contact us online. We represent clients in traffic and municipal courts throughout New Jersey, including Burlington County, Camden County, Mercer County, Salem County, Atlantic County, Ocean County, and Gloucester County. We also have an office conveniently located in the Cherry Hill area in Moorestown, NJ.