Should You Try To Fight A Ticket Even If You Know You Broke The Law?
My advise is a resounding yes. If you receive a speeding ticket in NJ for exceeding the speed limit up to and including 14 miles over the speed limit that ticket carries 2 points. A speeding ticket where you exceed the limit by 15 or more up to and including 29 miles per hour, that violation carries 4 points. If you exceed the speed limit by 30 or more miles per hour that violation carries 5 points and Municipal Court Judges are inclined to suspend your license for a period of time for driving at that rate of speed.
Anyone who receives a traffic violation should consult with an attorney. Attorneys who specialize in traffic ticket defense offer free consultations so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by listening. If you have NEVER received a traffic ticket that carries points then your attorney will be pleased to inform you that there is a 2 point insurance exemption that you may utilize. Meaning, your insurance carrier will not raise your rates for this one and only time.
Paying the fine will result in a conviction on your public record. It is worthwhile to request a court date. Although not guaranteed, you are eligible to receive court supervision twice within a 12 month period. It is recommended that you hire an attorney to assist you in achieving the best result possible. More information on traffic violations available at the links below.
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