Cherry Hill NJ Speeding Defense Lawyer
Traffic Ticket Attorney with Offices in Camden County, New Jersey
At some point in life, everyone has driven over the speed limit for reasons such as being late for work or the person was simply in a hurry to get somewhere. As such, a speeding ticket can happen to anyone. Receiving a speeding ticket can be a stressful situation as they can expose you to several penalties depending on how many miles per hour over the speed limit you were driving. If you have been issued a speeding ticket, it is in your best interest to contact an attorney with experience dealing with these situations who can help you minimize the penalties and get you the best result in your case.
The criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison have had tremendous success handling countless traffic violations for years in Camden County including Cherry Hill, Gloucester, Winslow Township, and Pennsauken. We understand the details of this area of the law and will work to get your speeding ticket downgraded to a lesser charge such as unsafe driving or dismissed altogether. The advantage of getting the charges downgraded is that it may result in getting no points on your license which will save you money in the future. If you have been given a speeding ticket, having an attorney who knows how to get the best result in your case is imperative. Call the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison at 866-721-9510 anytime for a free initial consultation.
Speeding Tickets in New Jersey
In New Jersey, title 39 covers the law for traffic violations. Speeding is governed specifically by N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 which provides:
Subject to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-96 and R.S. 39:4-97 and except in those instances where a lower speed is specified in this chapter, it shall be prima facie lawful for the driver of a vehicle to drive it at a speed not exceeding the following:
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;
(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,” pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1997, c.415.
Speeding Ticket Points and Penalties in New Jersey
Speeding tickets can result in several consequences including points on your license which can lead to an increase on insurance payments. The number of points you can get depends on how many miles per hour over the limit you were driving as explained below:
- 1-14 mph over the speed limit: Two (2) motor vehicle points
- 14-29 mph over the speed limit: Four (4) motor vehicle points
- 30 mph or more over the speed limit: Five (5) motor vehicle points
Note: It is extremely important to try and avoid getting points on your license for several reasons. First, as mentioned above, your insurance rates will go up. Second, your license might be suspended and you may receive several fines if you get 10 to 12 points.
Contact a Gloucester NJ Speeding Ticket Lawyer for a Free Consultation
The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are always available to speak with you about your case and begin to formulate an aggressive strategy to defend you against a speeding ticket. Our criminal defense team understands the details of traffic violations in New Jersey and we will use this knowledge to help you best defend against these charges. Call us today at 866-721-9510 for a free initial consultation about your case.