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Speeding Tickets in New Jersey

Morris County Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Speeding may be one of the most common traffic offenses committed on the road today, but this doesn't mean you can't successfully contest a speeding ticket in the courtroom. For anyone who receives a traffic citation in New Jersey, it can mean fines, license suspension, and points on the offender's driving and insurance records. Often there are other violations committed at the same time as the accusation involving speeding, including drunk driving, racing, running stop signs or traffic lights, reckless driving, or driving in a manner that causes a serious accident.

Driver’s License Points for Speeding

The Motor Vehicle Commission uses a point system in New Jersey where a specific number of points are assigned to a moving violation. If a person accumulates more than 6 points with 3 years, they may receive an assessed surcharge. For 12 or more points within 3 years, a driver may receive a license suspension. Accumulation of points also can increase insurance rates for the driver.

The point system for speeding is as follows:

  • Driving 1-14 miles per hour over the speed limit - 2 points
  • Driving 15-29 miles per hour over the speed limit - 4 points
  • Driving 30 miles per hour over the speed limit - 5 points

Reckless driving is 5 points, careless driving is 2 points, and racing on the highway is 5 points. Accumulating points can be costly and you may lose your driving privileges. It is always best to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney to defend against a traffic violation.

Fight a Speeding Ticket in Morris County, NJ

If you or a loved one received a speeding ticket, it is important to contact a Morris County traffic ticket lawyer immediately and before paying the ticket fine. Payment is an automatic admission of guilt. My firm, The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C., defends all types of traffic offense cases in court.

Careful review of the facts of the case and the circumstances surrounding the incident help to build a defense case. I can advise you on your case and the best route to take in helping you avoid the consequences of a traffic violation. I can inform you of the ways you can reduce the points on your driving record as well.

Make an appointment today for a consultation regarding your speeding violation; contact The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C.

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