Speeding Violation Attorneys Passaic County, NJ
Serving Clients Across Paterson, Clifton, Wayne, Little Falls, West Milford, Woodland Park and Passaic County
Most of us have driven too fast at one time or another. In a world where we are all in a hurry, speeding on the I-80 or Garden State Parkway is commonplace. However commonplace, if you have been pulled over for a speeding offense, the fines and points applied to your driver’s license are dependent of both your rate of travel and the circumstances of your citation.
At The Montanari Law Group, our defense attorneys work with our clients on an individual basis to ensure their legal rights are protected across New Jersey towns including Clifton, Paterson, Wayne, West Milford, Little Falls, Woodland Park, and the greater Passaic County area. When it comes to traffic violations, we will use our extensive experience in the traffic court system to reduce the charges leveled against you including fighting for a no-point verdict and reduced or waived fines.
Call our office today to speak with an experienced speeding violation lawyer in a free and confidential consultation regarding your speeding or other traffic citation.
Speeding Fines N.J.S.A. 39:4-98, Paterson, NJ Traffic Violation Lawyers
In New Jersey, traffic violations fall under Title 39 of the New Jersey Statues Annotated. Speeding violations are found in section N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 which details the penalties for excessive speed.
- Speeding which exceeds the legal limit by 1-9 miles per hour – $81 fine
- Speeding which exceeds the legal limit by 10-14 miles per hour – $91 fine
- Speeding which exceeds the legal limit by 15-19 miles per hour – $176 fine
- Speeding which exceeds the legal limit by 20-24 miles per hour – $196 fine
- Speeding which exceeds the legal limit by 25-29 miles per hour – $216 fine
- Speeding which exceeds the legal limit by 30-34 miles per hour – $236 fine
- Speeding which exceeds the legal limit by 35-39 miles per hour – $256 fine
- Safe Corridor or Construction Zone speeding which exceeds the legal limit by 1-9 miles per hour – $136 fine
- Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 M.P.H. zone speeding which exceeds the legal limit by 10-14 miles per hour – $156 fine
- Safe Corridor, Construction Zone or 65 M.P.H. zone speeding which exceeds the legal limit by 15-19 miles per hour – $176 fine
All fines are doubled for any driver exceeding the speed limit by 20 m.p.h. or greater, which is bolded above. If you have exceeded the speed limit by 40 miles per hour or greater, you are legally obligated to appear in court. Similarly, if you have exceeded the speed limit by 20 miles per hour or more in a Safe Corridor or Construction Zone, you are required to appear in court.
Passaic County, NJ Speed Limit Violation Lawyers Discuss Driver’s License Points
In addition to the fines above, violations may result in up to 5 points towards your diver’s license or even a suspension. Drivers will be penalized 2 points for speeding between 1-14 m.p.h. over the limit, 4 points for speeding 14-29 m.p.h. over the limit, and 5 points for 30 m.p.h. or greater over the limit. If a driver accrues more than 6 points in a three year period, he or she will also be charged $150 plus an additional $25 for each point over 6. Failure to pay fines or these additional surcharges may result in a suspended or lost license.
The Motor Vehicle Commission may put an administrative suspension on your driver’s license if you accrue 10 or more points. If you have accumulated 12 or more points within a two year period or 15 or more points over any amount of time, your license will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days or revoked outright. Another downside of points on a driver’s license is that auto insurance providers may take your accumulated points into account when determining your insurance rates.
Clifton, NJ Speeding Ticket Attorneys
To be found guilty of speeding, the state of New Jersey must show that:
- You were driving at the time of the speeding violation
- There was a legal speed limit defined for the area
- Your vehicle was traveling above the legal speed limit
Unless you have an evil twin who has a lead foot, number one is generally not a grey area. Items 2 and 3 however, allow our Clifton attorneys more wiggle room to show that you may not have been in violation of the speed limit to the degree accused or even in violation at all. We would be happy to discuss the specifics of your individual case to identify the strongest possible strategy and how we can successfully resolve your speeding violation case.
Contact our Little Falls, NJ Speeding Violation Attorneys Today
At The Montanari Law Group, we understand that most individuals who have been cited for speeding did not realize they were doing so or may have had a reasonable excuse for exceeding the speed limit. Allow our team of defense attorneys to protect your legal rights as we have done for clients across New Jersey and New York towns including Woodland Park, Wayne, Paterson, Clifton, Little Falls, West Milford, and the greater Passaic County area.
You do not need to face your traffic offenses alone and risk penalties such as high fines points being assigned to your license, and even driver’s license suspension or revocation. Contact our Little Falls today at (973) 233-4396 for a free and confidential consultation concerning your speeding citation or other traffic violation with our experienced legal team.