New Jersey Speeding Ticket Lawyer

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A speeding ticket can result in serious fines plus other consequences if you have prior traffic violations, such as surcharges, increased insurance costs, or driver’s license suspension. Excessive speeding can also lead to serious criminal liability in a reckless driving charge. Turn to a New Jersey speeding ticket lawyer from LaBletta & Walters LLC to help you pursue a favorable resolution to your ticket or charge. We know that you want a lawyer who will provide practical advice and advocacy in a cost-effective manner. We offer the personal attention and continuous communication that you need when fighting a speeding or reckless driving charge.

Don’t accept the fine on a speeding ticket without first consulting with a speeding ticket attorney in Eatontown, NJ at our law firm. Accumulating speeding offenses can have serious consequences, including increased insurance rates or suspension of your driving privileges. Contact LaBletta & Walters LLC today for a confidential consultation to see how we can help you resolve your outstanding ticket.

Speeding and Reckless Driving in New Jersey

A police officer can pull over and ticket a driver for driving faster than the legal or posted speed limit. State law establishes a standard speed limit for each class of road or highway, although specific stretches of road/highway may have different posted limits that apply.

However, driving at an excessive speed or traveling too fast for road/traffic/weather/visibility conditions may lead a police officer to charge a driver with the criminal offense of reckless driving. New Jersey law defines reckless driving as driving a vehicle “heedlessly, in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property.” In addition to excessive speed, other driver behaviors that may constitute reckless driving include:

  • Street racing
  • Swerving around traffic stopped at a traffic signal, stop sign, or crosswalk
  • Darting between lanes without signaling to swerve through traffic
  • Intentionally disregarding red lights or stop signs

Penalties for a Speeding Ticket in New Jersey

A conviction on a speeding ticket may result in the imposition of fines and driving record points. Fines for speeding are based on how much a driver exceeded the posted speed limit:

  • One to nine 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 mph+ over: $260

Speeding ticket fines can double for offenses that occur in a highway work zone or a designated safe corridor. Drivers may also have to pay court costs in addition to fines.

Points for a speeding conviction also depend on how fast a driver was traveling:

  • One to 14 mph over: Two points
  • 15-29 mph over: Four points
  • 30 mph+ over: Five points

Drivers who accrue six or more points in three years will have to pay annual surcharges for three years equal to $125 plus $25 for every point over six. Accumulating 12 or more points can lead to a driver’s license suspension whose duration depends on the number of points a driver has on their record.

When speeding leads to a charge of reckless driving, a driver may face penalties for a conviction that include a fine of $50 to $200 and/or up to 60 days in jail for a first conviction or a fine of $100 to $500 and/or up to three months in jail for a second or subsequent conviction.

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Let a New Jersey Speeding Ticket Lawyer Help You Resolve Your Traffic Citation or Charges

When you’ve gotten a speeding ticket or have been arrested for reckless driving due to excessive speeding, you need experienced legal counsel to help you face your citation or charges and pursue a favorable resolution to your case. Turn to LaBletta & Walters LLC for seasoned legal counsel from a speeding ticket attorney in Eatontown, NJ who will defend your rights by:

  • Investigating the traffic stop and obtaining evidence that we can use in your defense, such as dashcam footage or speed gun calibration records
  • Taking the time to discuss your questions, concerns, and goals or preferred outcomes
  • Explaing the potential outcomes and consequences of a conviction on your ticket or charge
  • Preparing you for the court hearing on your ticket or charge
  • Moving to reduce or dismiss your charges by challenging the admissibility and sufficiency of evidence
  • Advocating your defense if you choose to fight your ticket or charge in court

Contact LaBletta & Walters LLC for a Confidential Consultation to Discuss Your Case with a Leading Speeding Ticket Attorney in Eatontown, NJ

Don’t let a speeding ticket have long-term consequences for your record. Contact our firm today for an initial case review to speak with a New Jersey speeding ticket lawyer about your legal options.

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