Speeding Ticket Points, Fines and Suspensions

Speeding Ticket Points Based on Rate of Speed

Speeding is by far the most common ticket that New Jersey driver’s experience in their daily lives. Everyone who operates a vehicle knows the feeling of the speedometer needle crossing over that 65mph mark, or the feeling in your gut when you pass by a police car parked on the side of the Garden State Parkway, Turnpike, or I-195. But a speeding ticket can prove costly for drivers, young and old, and not surprisingly, the penalties increase with each mile per hour the driver was traveling above the posted speed limit. Moreover, in those instances where you are driving at a such a high rate speed so as to trigger a five (5) point violation, you could also be facing a court ordered suspension by the judge. To speak with a New Jersey Speeding attorney, call (877) 450-8301. With former prosecutors on staff, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is well-equipped to handle your Speeding ticket.

Points for Speeding Tickets in New Jersey

The following table illustrates the points breakdown for various speeding violations in the state of New Jersey:

Statute No. Speed Threshold
Points
39:4–98 Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over limit
2
Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over limit
4
Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit
5

One of the most effective means of fighting these tickets is to use discovery demands and “Holup Orders” to suppress the State’s primary evidentiary proof regarding your speed. These proofs are either a radar gun or the officers own speed-o-meter (in those instances where the officer “paces” you.

Additional Penalties for New Jersey Speeding Tickets

Additionally, speeding charges can trigger other penalties besides just New Jersey Driver’s License points. Speeding tickets carry a minimum fine of $156, which the judge may increase based on the driver’s rate of speed. It is also not uncommon for high rate of speed tickets to see a judge-initiated license suspension for 30, 60 or 90 days.  Even more, there are judges in New Jersey that will place a person in county jail for speeding, some going as far as a day in jail for every mile per hour over 100 the defendant was travelling.

Needless to say, Speeding tickets, while common, are a serious offense. An attorney can help negotiate a better plea offer, reducing your points and fines, and preventing a license suspension. Call our traffic ticket attorneys at 1 (877) 450-8301 and find out how we can help you minimize the damage a speeding ticket can really cause.