Established New Jersey Law Firms Fights Speeding Ticket Penalties
Determined North Jersey attorney represents drivers in municipal courts
When it comes to speeding tickets in New Jersey, taking the “easy route” by pleading guilty and paying the fine may cause greater hardship in the long run. For every point added to your license, you may face an increase in your insurance premium that lasts several years. An excessive or repeat speeder can have their license suspended for an extended period. With locations throughout North Jersey, the Law Offices of James C. Zimmermann pursues reduced penalties for drivers accused of excessive speed violations. Practicing law since 1991, our firm’s attorney fights speeding tickets in the courts of Sussex, Bergen, Passaic and Essex counties.
Seasoned lawyer helps motorists avoid and reduce New Jersey license points
You might choose to fight a speeding citation brought against you in order to avoid having points applied to your driver’s license. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Points Schedule specifies the amount of points added for speeding violations:
- Two points for exceeding the speed limit by up to 14 miles per hour
- Four points for exceeding the speed limit by 15-29 miles per hour
- Five points for exceeding the speed limit by 30 miles per hour or more
- Two points for a speeding ticket issued in a state other than New Jersey
The fine for a speeding ticket can exceed $200 and you might pay more if there are other charges or you seek an agreement to eliminate license points. You are also subject to pay double the fine if you are charged with speeding in a construction zone or traveling more than 10 mph above the posted limit in a 65+ mph zone.
Whether you are accused of a minor or serious speeding violation, our firm’s attorney will work to prepare an appropriate defense and secure a favorable resolution. Oftentimes, you will be able to plead guilty to a different charge that comes with fewer or no points. In some cases, it is possible to have the charge dismissed in court.
Respected law firm represents clients facing possible license suspension
A municipal judge has the power to issue additional punishments for egregious speed violators. If a judge believes the defendant committed a willful violation of the law, the offender’s license may be suspended, generally for a period in the range of 10 to 45 days. Often, the greater the margin of exceeding the speed limit, the more probable it is that the judge will impose a harsh punishment.
In New Jersey, someone who receives 12 license points will have their driving privileges automatically suspended. These points may accumulate over time as the result of multiple violations, or may be the result of several tickets issued during the same traffic stop.
If you are at risk for having your license suspended, our firm’s attorney can guide you through your legal options and work vigorously to preserve your rights.
Contact a skillful New Jersey speeding ticket defense attorney for a free initial consultation
The Law Offices of James C. Zimmermann helps New Jersey drivers fight speeding tickets in the courts of Sussex, Bergen, Passaic and Essex counties. To schedule your free initial consultation, call 973-764-1633 or contact us online.