Is it worth the cost and effort to fight your speeding ticket? If it is your first speeding ticket or moving violation in several years, and you are generally a safe driver, it may not be worth fighting (unless to reduce the number of points assessed to save on surcharges and insurance premiums). However, if you are facing your second or third moving violation in Atlantic County, Ocean County or Monmouth County, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and your insurance company can make sure you feel the financial pain.
Points Against Your Driving Record Can Be Costly
If you were pulled over for excessive speeding, reckless driving or suspicion of drunk driving, fighting your moving violation may be your best option. Under the New Jersey point system, reckless driving or excessive speeding can result in additional points against your record. You can face an increased fine and possible driver's license suspension. If you are charged and convicted of driving with a suspended license, you face a fine of $500 and a surcharge of $100 per year for three years for a first offense.
The fines and penalties are only part of the cost of a moving violation in New Jersey. Most auto insurance companies track their policyholders' driving records. Multiple traffic violations within a certain time period can result in significant rate increases, as you will be viewed as a high-risk driver. If you try to change insurance companies, you may be locked out or face paying extremely high premium costs through a provider that specializes in risk insurance.
Is it worth fighting your speeding ticket? You decide. If this is the second or third time you have been ticketed with reckless driving, excessive speeding or driving with a suspended license, penalties become increasingly severe and can include mandatory jail time, if convicted.
Call the Law Offices of James P. Brady in Toms River right away. I aggressively pursue strategies that can lead to dismissal of the violation or reduction in charges that may not include points charged against your license, if circumstances allow. I am an attorney who has been protecting the rights and driving privileges of people in Atlantic County, Ocean County and Monmouth County for more than 30 years.
Contact an Experienced Toms River and Lakewood Traffic Court Lawyer Today
From my law firm in Toms River, I advise and represent clients in communities throughout Ocean County, Atlantic County and Monmouth County, New Jersey. Call me toll free at 800-599-1882 or contact my office by e-mail to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Toms River traffic violations lawyer today.