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Speeding

Fight A NJ Speeding Ticket

Speeding TicketIf you have received a speeding ticket in New Jersey do not wait until it’s too late; failing to enter a plea of “not guilty” by the requested date will result in your driver’s license being suspended. Attorney David C. Barry can help you through this process and ensure that a warrant is not issued for your arrest for failure to enter a “not guilty” plea. While speeding tickets are very common, the laws surrounding them are exceedingly complex.  It makes sense to speak with an experienced traffic attorney immediately.

In New Jersey, violations for speeding are punished by the application of motor vehicle points on the defendant’s driver’s license. The number of points imposed is based upon the rate of speed at which the driver committed the violation.

Penalties for Speeding in NJ

The penalties associated with speeding are as follows:

  • 1-14 mph over the speed limit: 2 motor vehicle points
  • 14-29 mph over the speed limit: 4 motor vehicle points
  • 30 mph or more over the speed limit: 5 motor vehicle points

Accruing 12 or more points in any given 12 month period results in an automatic license suspension.

Except where otherwise posted, the driver of a vehicle should drive at a speed not exceeding the following:

  • 25 miles per hour when children are present or when passing a school
  • 25 miles per hour in any business or residential area
  • 35 miles per hour in any suburban business or residential area
  • 50 miles per hour in all other locations

It is the State and the prosecutions’ job to prove that you have violated the above set limits.

Attorney David C. Barry has over 20 years experience aggressively and successfully representing clients charged with speeding and other traffic violations. Mr. Barry can help you protect your rights, avoid or minimize motor vehicle points and preserve your driving record. Call today for a free consultation 732-204-7387.