New Jersey Turnpike and New Jersey Parkway Speeding Ticket Attorneys

There is little question that the vast majority of NJ speeding charges are established via radar as opposed to pace. In terms of the type of radar employed, most New Jersey speeding cases involve the K-55 radar. Provided the radar is properly set up, has been tested for accuracy and is functioning correctly, the related readings are admissible to establish a violation (i.e. prove unlawful speed in relation to the posted limit). Secondary radar devices used in the state include the Mark VI and LTI Marksman Laser. If you find yourself charged with speeding, the lawyers at our firm have experience defending cases involving all of the approved radar devices. In fact, our attorneys have served as former County and Municipal prosecutors and know all the angles for attacking speeding cases. Our attorneys may be reached 24/7 at (877) 450-8301.

Elements of a K-55 Radar Speeding Ticket Case

Radar, especially the K-55 unit, can be effective in measuring speed from both a stationary and a moving mode.  As a motorist drives toward the unit, there is a radar beam that deflects off of the target and back to the unit, allowing the K-55 to measure the speed of the target vehicle. In order for a properly operating radar to effective, however, another vehicle cannot be within the vicinity of the target as it can cause mass interference nor can there be any electro-magnetic influences in the area. Provided these two issues do not exist, the radar speed is deemed reliable and admissible if the prosecutor produces the following:

  1. Evidence establishing proper training and experience of the officer operating the radar;
  2. Evidence of proper calibration of the machine utilizing valid tuning forks; and
  3. Evidence of calibration of the patrol car speedometer in moving mode cases.

What Is Different About a Laser Speeding Ticket Case?

The device fires a series of laser pulses toward the target vehicle and when the light deflects back to the detector, it registers a speed. In order for a laser reading to be admissible to prove a speeding offense, the prosecutor must show:

  1. That the office has proper training to operate the laser speed detector;
  2. That the manufacturers pre-operational procedures were followed;
  3. That the device was not being used when it was raining or snowing; and
  4. That the speed was measured at a distance of 1,000 feet or less (expert testimony is required for distances beyond 1,000 feet).

*Photo Radar. Photo radar is not admissible in the State of New Jersey.

New Jersey Municipal Court Speeding Ticket Attorney

If you have a radar speeding case that is presently pending, our defense team is ready to defend you. The lawyers on our staff have handled hundreds, if not thousands of speeding cases based on radar, and have the skills you need to get a favorable result. An attorney is available now to help you at (877) 450-8301.