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Can a Lawyer Help Me With a Speeding Ticket?

November 22, 2023
New Jersey Ticket Lawyers at Ellis Law, P.C. Advocate for Drivers Who Have Speeding Tickets

Receiving a speeding ticket can be a frustrating experience, and the consequences may extend beyond the fine itself, potentially impacting your driving record and insurance premiums. If you face a speeding ticket in New Jersey, you might wonder if hiring a lawyer is a worthwhile investment.

Like many states, New Jersey has a point system to track traffic violations. Speeding tickets come with a certain number of points based on the severity of the violation. Accumulating too many points within a specific time can result in consequences such as a license suspension, increased insurance premiums, and even mandatory attendance at a driver safety program.

New Jersey also has “safe corridors,” parts of the road with high accident and fatality rates.  The fines are doubled should you get a speeding ticket in a “safe corridor.”

In New Jersey, other than the points on your driving record, paying the ticket or the fine means pleading guilty to the traffic offense, which could then go on your permanent record.  This could then have additional consequences, not just financial ones.  You also may have to appear in court, where the judge can potentially suspend your license or issue a warrant for your arrest.    

Reducing or Dismissing Charges for Speeding

One of the main reasons why a lawyer can help with a speeding ticket is by working to reduce or dismiss the charges you face.  Lawyers understand the local legal system and the different highways you drive on and may be able to negotiate with prosecutors.  They may also be able to negotiate a plea deal for a lesser offense, resulting in fewer points on your record. 

Furthermore, if the evidence in your case is weak or there were errors in the ticketing process, a lawyer may be able to challenge the charges.  If successful, your speeding ticket could be dismissed, and you may not have any points on your record at all. 

Insurance Premiums

Another significant concern for individuals facing a speeding ticket is the potential impact on insurance premiums. Insurance companies often use the points on your driving record to determine your rates. By reducing the charges or eliminating points, a lawyer can help minimize any financial repercussions you may face, specifically keeping your insurance premiums low. 

Navigating Legal Procedures

The legal procedure for a speeding ticket can be confusing and overwhelming, possibly involving paperwork, court appearances, and negotiations.  An experienced lawyer can guide you through the necessary steps and paperwork, ensuring you meet certain requirements and deadlines and present your case effectively. 

A lawyer can also save you time and effort, as the process is time-consuming.  This lets you focus on your daily responsibilities while pursuing a favorable outcome. 

Furthermore, although a lawyer involves an upfront cost, many people find that the long-term benefits outweigh the financial investment.  Without legal representation, consider the potential increase in your insurance premiums, the impact on your record, and other additional consequences you will face.  A lawyer can help you with the speeding ticket process efficiently, which could save you money in the long run. 

New Jersey Ticket Lawyers at Ellis Law, P.C. Advocate for Drivers Who Have Speeding Tickets

If you are facing a speeding ticket, having a lawyer on your side can streamline the entire legal process and provide benefits.  To learn more, contact our New Jersey ticket lawyers at Ellis Law, P.C. Call 732-702-6103 or fill out our online form for a free consultation.  Located in Freehold, New Jersey, we serve clients in Asbury Park, East Brunswick, Toms River, Middletown, Jersey City, Long Branch, Neptune, Hudson County, Union County, Essex County, Monmouth County, Marlboro, and Ocean County, as well as Brooklyn and New York City.

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