When you are pulled over because of a traffic violation, you have a lot to consider. New Jersey law enforcement officers will hand you a ticket that may burden you with a fine and other consequences. Depending on the alleged speed, the point penalties can be between 2 and 5 points. If you are found guilty, your driving record and insurance will be impacted based on the points accrued because of the violation. Furthermore, you will have to pay a New Jersey state surcharge, another financial burden. If you are found guilty of reckless driving, you could face severe fines, points, and the possibility of your license being suspended. If you need representation in a traffic violation legal matter, contact The Mark Law Firm, LLC to assess your case and defend your interests. Our firm will use all legal means to downgrade points to a fine or have the whole case dismissed.
If you have been caught speeding on the roads of New Jersey, you may face consequences including points to your driving record, an impact to your insurance, and state surcharges. These factors will financially burden you and the consequences vary depending on the violation. For example, a careless driving ticket is a 2-point violation.
The New Jersey speeding violation point system:
Tickets come with an applicable set of fines, a rise in your insurance premium, and applicable state surcharges.
When a driver willfully and wantonly disregards the safety of others on the road, they may be issued a reckless driving ticket. This is a serious offense that encompasses many violations, including speeding, driving under the influence, and other violations that put fellow drivers and pedestrians at risk. It is always issued for drivers found guilty of a DUI. At the discretion of the presiding judge, it may be issued for someone who exceeds 100 miles per hour. A reckless driving ticket comes with severe fines and the possibility of a license suspension for an indeterminate period of time.
Most tickets can be plea-bargained. Some exceptions may include severe tickets, such as a DUI. Prosecutors are limited in their ability to negotiate and can only downgrade a ticket to a related offense. For example, a speeding ticket cannot be downgraded to a ticket for failure to fix a headlight.
The Mark Law Firm, LLC serves New Jersey clients through a variety of legal issues at a municipal level. If you are facing a traffic violation, you should contact one of our experienced attorneys to assist you with your matter. Our team will use all legal means to downgrade your ticket or have charges dismissed altogether. There are many avenues of defense that can be employed to offer you relief. Our firm will investigate the circumstances of your stop and how it was determined you were speeding in the first place. Radar guns must be calibrated regularly and the officer must know how to use it properly. We are also well-versed in negotiating with prosecutors in order to downgrade the consequences and avoid points, if possible. If you need our legal services, don’t hesitate to contact The Mark Law Firm, LLC today.