New Jersey Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyers
Seasoned Defense Lawyers Help Clients Challenge Speeding Tickets in Gloucester County, Camden County, and Burlington County, NJ
In addition to the initial fine, speeding tickets accumulate points on your record. Car insurance companies monitor your driving record, and points on your record will cause your car insurance premiums to increase over the long term. The faster you were driving, the more serious the penalties. It is even possible that your driving privileges may be suspended for a period.
The speeding ticket defense lawyers at Hercules Law Group, LLC have helped countless drivers minimize the consequences of a New Jersey speeding ticket. The firm has been challenging speeding tickets in court for over 20 years. Establishing a workable defense strategy is not always easy. An experienced lawyer understands the defense strategies that work and knows how to prove your case in court.
A speeding ticket can cost thousands of dollars over the long term. If you are facing a speeding ticket in New Jersey, contact a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you contest the ticket. Your most valuable asset in mounting an effective and persuasive defense is an experienced speeding ticket defense lawyer who understands how municipal courts function—and knows which defense strategies work.
Hercules Law Group, LLC offers a free case review for every client. Call today to discuss strategies for fighting your speeding ticket with a lawyer who will work tirelessly on your behalf.
Understanding the Penalties for New Jersey Speeding Tickets
New Jersey speeding tickets can result in a variety of financial fines, points on your driving record and even possible jail time. Depending upon the circumstances, you may be required to appear in court. Points and fines for speeding increase in proportion to how fast you were going. The basic New Jersey point and fine structure is as follows:
- One to 14 mph over the speed limit: two points
- 15 to 29 mph over the speed limit: four points
- 30 mph or more over the speed limit: five points
When a driver receives 12 or more points in any two-year period, their driver’s license is suspended for at least 30 days. If you were driving especially fast, the police could even add a reckless driving ticket on top of the speeding ticket. Not only will reckless driving add even more points to your record, but reckless driving in New Jersey can be treated as a misdemeanor-level offense. Jail time and even more substantial financial penalties could apply.
In addition to points, you will have to pay the fine associated with the ticket—which begins at $85 but can quickly increase to well over $200 for higher speeds (and fines are doubled in construction and 65-mph zones).
Hercules Law Group, LLC knows that the stakes are high even in relatively minor speeding ticket cases. Points add up over time—and the cost of increased insurance premiums could haunt you for years. The firm’s lawyers take the time to go over your case in detail to build a custom-tailored strategy for your defense.
Trusted Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyers at Hercules Law Group, LLC are Committed to Getting Results for Clients Across New Jersey
The firm’s primary goal is always to get your speeding ticket dismissed entirely. If the traffic officer violated your rights or you were in a legitimate emergency, an experienced lawyer can negotiate and persuade the prosecutor to dismiss the ticket. In other cases, a skilled lawyer will fight to get the best possible result, which could be:
- Getting your speeding ticket reduced to a violation without points
- Downgrading your high-point speeding ticket to a lower points ticket
- Getting additional citations, such as reckless driving or an improper lane change, dismissed to reduce the overall point value of the ticket
- Persuading the court that a driver’s license suspension is not warranted in your case
If you are not familiar with the courts, negotiating reduced charges may not be an option on your own. A respected defense lawyer can use contacts and skills to minimize the damage a speeding ticket can cause. Hercules Law Group, LLC is committed to protecting your rights and your driving record. Call today to schedule a free initial consultation with a top-rated speeding ticket defense lawyer.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced New Jersey Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyer Today
Hercules Law Group, LLC has been defending good people like you for over two decades. The firm is committed to protecting your driving privileges and your finances. An experienced lawyer who knows the local court system and how the legal process works will help you through every aspect of your case.
You don’t have to plead guilty and simply accept the penalties when cited for speeding in New Jersey. Hercules Law Group, LLC will negotiate and advocate on your behalf—using decades of legal experience to get your charges downgraded or dismissed. Your initial consultation is always free. Call or use this online contact form to schedule your free consultation with an experienced speeding ticket defense lawyer today.
Frequently Asked Questions About New Jersey Speeding Ticket Defense
Lack of a posted speed limit sign is not a defense to a speeding ticket. New Jersey establishes basic parameters that govern the speeds in various areas. Drivers are responsible for knowing those speed limits even if there is not a sign posted.
For example, the speed limits are:
– 25 mph in school zones
– 25 mph in residential and business districts
– 35 mph in suburban business and residential districts
– 50 mph in most other locations
– 65 mph as provided in the 65 mph Speed Limit Implementation Act (i.e., certain highways)
While lack of knowledge is generally not a defense, an experienced lawyer can help you develop a valid defense to minimize the impact of a speeding ticket.
Some insurance rates will consider reducing your insurance rates after a period of time has passed or if you take an approved defensive driving course. Completing a defensive driving course can actually have points taken off your record. You can only take the course once every five years, but successful completion will deduct two points from you record (in other words, one minor speeding ticket).