Accessible and Strong Representation by a Union County Speeding Lawyer
Getting even one traffic ticket can cost a lot of money. If the ticket or companion tickets cause the driver to have too many points, a driver can lose more than just their license. Loss of a license can mean loss of a job, damage personal relationships, decreased enjoyment of life’s pleasures, and can cost a fortune to pay for taxis and other transportation services.
Speeding tickets are handled in municipal court unless an indictable offense is involved. At Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C., our Union County criminal lawyers understand when there are valid defenses. For example, in some cases we can contest the manner in which the police officer used a speed gun, while at other times it may be best to try to work out a negotiated reduction of the ticket charges. We have 60 years’ experience fighting for the rights of the accused.
How can a speeding ticket be compounded when charged with other moving violations?
Many drivers who are charged with speeding also face other charges. Drivers who go too fast often run through red lights and stop signs, fail to yield or allow other cars to merge, and commit other traffic violations. Drivers who operate their vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs may face jail time and loss of driving privileges on conviction. In the worst cases, many drivers who speed get into automobile accidents, which can prove life altering or even fatal.
Drivers who are charged with multiple offenses have risks that drivers who are simply going a few miles over the speed limit don’t face.
Convictions on multiple charges means:
- Additional points. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will assess points for each moving driving conviction. Speeding alone can result in two to five points.
- The New Jersey point schedule can be seen here: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Violations/penalties_pointSchedule.htm
- Drivers with six or more points will have to pay a yearly surcharge of $150 plus another $25 for each point over six – for three years
- Greater risk of a license suspension. A driver in Union County who accumulates twelve or more points will be asked to surrender his/her license.
The more points a driver has on his/her record, the higher his/her insurance premiums will be. The penalties can get even worse if the driver tried to resist an arrest, which can lead to jail time.
Drivers who get into an accident also will be involved in civil litigation over any injuries and property damage they caused.
Arrange to see an experienced Union County speeding ticket attorney as soon as possible
There are defenses to speeding tickets. If you get multiple tickets, our Union speed traffic lawyers can often negotiate to have some of the charges dropped in return for pleading to some of the less serious tickets. To discuss your case with a strong attorney who has tried numerous cases, please call Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero & Schiffman, P.C. at (908) 561-5577 or fill out our contact form.