Trenton NJ Speeding Ticket Lawyer
With Offices in Trenton and Pennington, New Jersey
Speeding is the most common traffic violation in the State of New Jersey. If you drive long enough, you will probably get ticketed for speeding. It’s an honest mistake that just about everyone makes at some point. A driver often does not realize that they are exceeding the speed limit because there is no posted limit on the road. Unfortunately, this won’t matter to a New Jersey traffic officer or to the prosecutor in your case. Worse yet, you could be looking at enhanced penalties because speeding tickets are often accompanied by other traffic tickets for things like reckless driving, careless driving, or distracted driving.
Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson is a local firm with more than 40 years of experience handling traffic cases in East Windsor, Hopewell Township, and everywhere else in Mercer County, NJ. Our traffic ticket lawyers have a proven track record of success when it comes to beating speeding tickets. We are not afraid to challenge the prosecution and hold the police officer accountable in your case. Call KCR today to discuss your ticket and explore your legal options.
Speeding Violations in New Jersey
Speeding violations in the State of New Jersey are governed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-98. The default speed limit in NJ residential areas is 35 mph; on NJ highways, the default speed limit is 50 mph. All drivers on New Jersey roadways are responsible for knowing these speed limits.
Speeding Penalties in Mercer County NJ
As a person accumulates speeding tickets, they accrue points on their driving record:
- 1–14 mph over limit: 2 points
- 15–29 mph over limit: 4 points
- 30 mph or more over limit: 5 points
License Suspension for Speeding in Pennington NJ
Once you get 12 points on your license, you could face license suspension. Additionally, you might also be subject to NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) surcharges if you accumulate 6 or more points within a 3-year period.
Higher Insurance Rates for Speeding
A person’s driving record is the most important consideration for insurance companies when determining insurance premiums. If you get too many points on your license, your insurance rates will increase. In the worst cases, your insurance could be cancelled altogether.
Fines for Speeding in Trenton NJ
In addition to points on your license, you will also face heavy fines for speeding in the State of New Jersey. In fact, a speeding ticket could result in fines totaling hundreds of dollars. These penalties may be enhanced if you are ticketed for speeding in a Safe Corridor or Construction Zone.
Fight Speeding Tickets in Mercer County NJ: Challenge the Radar Reading
NJ police often rely on radar guns to determine whether a driver was speeding. An attorney can potentially challenge the reliability of the radar equipment used to clock your vehicle. For example, radar gun readings during poor weather, such as heavy rain or snow, might not be admissible in court. Additionally, speed measurements taken from a distance that exceeds 1,000 feet might not be admissible in court.
Moreover, radar equipment must be properly maintained and tested for accuracy. This means that the prosecution must be able to provide certificates of calibration and tuning for the radar device in your case. Beyond that, police officers must be properly certified to use radar equipment. The prosecution must be prepared to provide the radar operator’s card of the police officer who ticketed you for speeding.
Contact a Princeton NJ Speeding Ticket Attorney
The attorneys at Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson will take the time to listen to what you have to say and help you figure out the next steps in your case. If you have been ticketed for speeding in New Jersey, call or email us to schedule a free consultation at our offices in Trenton or Pennington.