Jersey City NJ Speeding Defense Lawyers
N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 Rates of Speed
A speeding violation in Hudson County can lead to serious repercussions involving your finances as well as your license. Generally, you are permitted to accumulate twelve (12) points on your license before the court will grant a grounds for suspension. When you receive a speeding ticket you may be subject up to five (5) points for a single violation. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-99, the state need only present the speeding ticket to establish sufficient evidence to prove the case. Unless there is substantial contradictory evidence that you can present at trial, you will have difficulty overcoming as speeding ticket without legal help. The Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall has been representing defendant’s charged with speeding, driving without insurance, driving while suspended and driving under the influence in towns like Kearny, Hoboken, Weehawken, Harrison and Jersey City for over fifteen years. If you or someone you know has been charged with a traffic offense in Hudson County, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation, please contact our Jersey City office directly at (201) 309-1800. Now here is some key information on the offense of speeding, including the penalties if convicted.
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When issuing a speeding violation, the officer writing the complaint and the summons, shall specify the speed at which the defendant is alleged to have driven and the speed which this statute declares lawful at the time and place of the alleged violation.
N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 sets out the following limits, subject to state and municipal alterations, for speed rates in Hudson County New Jersey:
- Twenty-five (25) miles per hour, when passing through a school zone during recess, when the presence of children is clearly visible from the roadway, or while children are going to or leaving school, during opening or closing hours;
- Twenty-five (25) miles per hour in any business or residential district;
- Thirty-five miles (35) per hour in any suburban business or residential district;
- Fifty miles (55) per hour in all other locations, except as otherwise provided in the “Sixty-Five MPH Speed Limit Implementation Act,” pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1997, c. 415 (C.39:4-98.3 et al.).
What are the penalties for speeding in NJ?
The number of points will vary depending on the difference between your alleged speed at the time of the violation and the speed limit of that jurisdiction. The greater the disparity, the more severe the penalties. The following list sets out the parameters for how your speed may correlate with point on your license:
- If you exceeded the maximum speed 1-14 mph over the limit, you are subject to 2 points on your license.
- If you exceed the maximum speed 15-29 mph over the limit, you are subject to 4 points on your license.
- If you exceed the maximum speed 30 mph or more over the limit, you are subject to 5 points on your license.
In addition to potentially receiving points on your license, your speed may also subject you to a reckless driving or careless driving offense. These offenses carry more severe penalties including up to sixty (60) days in jail and a $200.00 fine.
Hudson County NJ Speeding Attorneys
Often times individuals think that traffic tickets are minor and do not require the assistance of an attorney, however, as you can tell from above, convictions for certain speeding violations can cost a defendant not only a suspension of their driving privileges but also can cost them their liberty. If you or someone you know has been charged with a traffic violation like speeding in towns like Harrison, North Bergen, Union City, West New York or Bayonne, it is imperative that you speak to an experienced Hudson County NJ traffic attorney about your options. For a free initial consultation, please contact our Jersey City office directly at (201) 309-1800.