Speeding Defense Lawyers in Lacey Township, New Jersey
Most individuals who drive regularly have at some point been issued a speeding ticket, or know somebody who has received a ticket for speeding. The multitudes of busy highways throughout the New Jersey in addition to the state’s infamous rush hour traffic leads to a relatively heightened occurrence of speeding and other traffic violations. Ocean County officers readily patrol rush hour and beach traffic, writing up a substantial percentage of New Jersey traffic tickets. The punishment for a speeding ticket is determined by the driver’s top speed, in addition to how fast the car was traveling in excess of the speed limit. It is important to understand that an exceedingly high speed can result in a license suspension and even, unbeknownst to many, the possibility of jail time. While most speeding violations are relatively minor, multiple violations will add up on a driving record, leading to serious problems such as license suspension and an increase in your car insurance rates. At the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver, our lawyers regularly represent clients against motor vehicle violations that include scores of speeding charges. We service clients throughout Ocean County, New Jersey through our office located in Toms River including the towns of Manchester, Ocean Township, Berkeley Township, Lacey, Mantoloking, Island Heights, Barnegat, Point Pleasant Beach, Surf City, and South Toms River. Contact our office today at (848) 238-2100 for a free initial consultation with an experienced Ocean County traffic defense lawyer.
New Jersey Speeding Law: N.J.S.A. 39:4-98
The statute in New Jersey which regulates speeding violations is N.J.S.A. 39:4-98. It states that a motorist must operate their motor vehicle at a certain listed speed designated by the surrounding population density unless an alternative speed limit has been approved by the appropriate State, County and/or Municipal authority. The statute, in pertinent part, has been provided below for your convenience.
a. Twenty-five miles per hour, when passing through a school zone during recess, when the presence of children is clearly visible from the roadway, or while children are going to or leaving school, during opening or closing hours;
b. (1) Twenty-five miles per hour in any business or residential district; or (2) Thirty-five miles per hour in any suburban business or residential district;
c. Fifty miles per hour in all other locations, except as otherwise provided in the “Sixty-Five MPH Speed Limit Implementation Act, N.J.S. 39:4-98.3.
Penalties for Speeding in New Jersey
1 – 14 mph over the speed limit
15 – 29 mph over the speed limit
30 mph or more over the speed limit
As shown in the above chart, you will be assessed points if found guilty or by pleading guilty to speeding. It is understand that in New Jersey, if you obtain 12 points on your license, the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission may administratively suspend it. Many out-of-state drivers are unaware that these points apply to them. However, points accrued on a New Jersey roadway may transfer to your home state in accordance with N.J.S.A 39:4-9.1. This statute states that New Jersey will exchange details of an out-of-state driver’s speeding ticket with other states through a reciprocity agreement. Additionally, if you are caught driving in excess of 30 mph over the speed limit or in excess of 90 mph in general, then you will likely be charged with Reckless Driving as well as a speeding charge. Furthermore, speeding violations occurring in 65 mph zones or construction zones are subject to doubled fines.
Contact a Jackson NJ Speeding Defense Attorney for a Free Consultation
If you have received a traffic summons for speeding at the Jersey Shore, contact our office at (848) 238-2100 for a free consultation with an experienced Ocean County speeding ticket defense lawyer. Bear in mind that if you are an out-of-state resident, we can appear in municipal court on your behalf and resolve the case by affidavit so you do not have to worry about the stress and inconvenience of travelling to the municipal court in the town where your speeding ticket was issued.
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