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As soon as the officer hands you a ticket, your mind starts to race with questions. You may wonder what’s to follow with a fine, points on your license and higher insurance rates. New Jersey uses a points system for drivers with traffic violations. The number of points that speeding puts on your license depends on how fast you’re accused of driving over the speed limit.
Points for speeding in New Jersey
If you’re found responsible for driving less than 15 miles over the speed limit, you receive two points on your license. A speeding violation of 15-20 miles per hour over the speed limit results in four points on your license. Speeding 30 or more miles over the speed limit puts five points on your license. In addition, reckless or aggressive driving puts five points on your license.
Speeding and license points in New Jersey
If you get six or more points on your license in a three-year period, you must pay a surcharge for your license. If you get more than 12 points on your license in any period of time, the state suspends your operator’s license. Every year that you go without violations, the state takes three points off your license. You may also complete a defensive driving course in order to take two points off your license.
How to avoid points on your license in New Jersey
Points only end up on your license if you’re found responsible for the speeding offense. A Hunterdon County criminal defense attorney can help you challenge the speeding ticket in order to avoid points on your license. The Law Office of Stephen Williams can help you identify ways that you may be able to challenge the speeding ticket. Even if you don’t think that you have viable defenses, The Law Office of Stephen Williams Hunterdon County criminal defense attorney team can help you explore your options and create the best plan to minimize license points because of a speeding violation.