What You Need to Know About Traffic Violations in New Jersey

If you drive, there is a strong chance that someday you will be stopped by the police for a motor vehicle violation. Don’t panic! Be courteous! And call our office to help you.

Continue reading to learn more about the potential penalties for traffic violations in NJ and how we can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What happens if I get a speeding ticket in New Jersey?

Those who are caught exceeding the speed limit will face a wide array of potential consequences, including points on their license, which can cause their insurance premiums to skyrocket, monetary fines, and, in certain cases, even license suspension. Here is the point system for speeding tickets in New Jersey:

  • For driving between 1-14 mph over the speed limit: 2 points
  • For driving 15-30 mph over the speed limit: 4 points
  • For driving more than 30 mph over the speed limit: 5 points, as well as a potential license suspension

What are the penalties for a reckless driving charge in New Jersey?

If you are charged with reckless driving, it means you allegedly were caught taking an action that willfully and wantonly disregarded the safety of others. For example, excessive speeding and driving under the influence may constitute reckless driving. If you are convicted of reckless driving the Motor Vehicle Commission will issue five points on your driving record, and the court will impose fines and a potential license suspension.

What happens if I am caught texting while driving in New Jersey?

If you are caught texting while driving (or otherwise using a cellular device without hands-free capabilities) you may receive up to three points on your driving record, in addition to up to $800 in fines. New Jersey takes cell phone violations very seriously, and while you may not think to hire an attorney to fight one, it may be your best course of action, especially if you already have points on your license.

If you’ve been charged with one of these motor vehicle violations or any other motor vehicle charges, you should strongly consider hiring a competent attorney who can work to mitigate any consequences you may face.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you have recently been charged with a crime, you need knowledgeable legal counsel on your side. Our firm has helped countless individuals navigate the complex legal system for years, and we are ready to provide you with the legal assistance you deserve and need to move on with your life. Contact Rem Katcher Law Group, P.C. today to learn more about how our firm can assist you through this difficult time.