NJ Speeding Ticket Lawyer
39:4–98 Speeding 1-14 mph over limit (2 POINTS)
Rates of speed. Subject to the provisions of R.S.39:4-96 and R.S.39:4-97 and except in those instances where a lower speed is specified in this chapter, it shall be prima facie lawful for the driver of a vehicle to drive it at a speed not exceeding the following:
a.Twenty-five miles per hour, when passing through a school zone during recess, when the presence of children is clearly visible from the roadway, or while children are going to or leaving school, during opening or closing hours;
b. (1) Twenty-five miles per hour in any business or residential district;
(2)Thirty-five miles per hour in any suburban business or residential district;
c.Fifty miles per hour in all other locations, except as otherwise provided in the “Sixty-Five MPH Speed Limit Implementation Act,” pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1997, c.415 (C.39:4-98.3 et al.).
Whenever it shall be determined upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that any speed hereinbefore set forth is greater or less than is reasonable or safe under the conditions found to exist at any intersection or other place or upon any part of a highway, the Commissioner of Transportation, with reference to State highways, may by regulation and municipal or county authorities, with reference to highways under their jurisdiction, may by ordinance, in the case of municipal authorities, or by ordinance or resolution, in the case of county authorities, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation, except as otherwise provided in R.S.39:4-8, designate a reasonable and safe speed limit thereat which, subject to the provisions of R.S.39:4-96 and R.S.39:4-97, shall be prima facie lawful at all times or at such times as may be determined, when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected at such intersection, or other place or part of the highway. Appropriate signs giving notice of the speed limits authorized under the provisions of paragraph (1) of subsection b. and subsection c. of this section may be erected if the commissioner or the municipal or county authorities, as the case may be, so determine they are necessary. Appropriate signs giving notice of the speed limits authorized under the provisions of subsection a. and paragraph (2) of subsection b. of this section shall be erected by the commissioner or the municipal or county authorities, as appropriate.
When designating reasonable and safe speed limits for a street under its jurisdiction pursuant to this subsection, as part of an engineering and traffic investigation, a municipality or county shall consider, but not be limited to, the following criteria: residential density; the presence, or lack, of sidewalks; the prevalence of entry and exit ways for business and commercial establishments; whether school children walk adjacent to the street on their way to and from school; and the proximity of recreational or park areas, schools, community residences, family day care homes, child care centers, assisted living facilities or senior communities. Nothing in this paragraph shall substitute for traffic count, accident, and speed sampling data as appropriate.
A Speeding Ticket is arguably the most common ticket issued by the New Jersey police. It is very easy to travel above the posted speed limit, especially if you are just following the flow of traffic. The most common way a cop tracks your speed is by Laser or Pace. Laser is when they point the laser gun at your car and it provides a speed reading. Pace is when a patrol vehicle is following your car at the same rate of speed and the officer checks their speedometer to see how fast you were going. Here, the cop is neither catching up to or falling behind you.
There are many defenses in court to a Speeding Ticket. Just because you given a speeding ticket doesn’t mean you are guilty.
If you have been charged with Speeding Ticket in NJ it is important that you hire an experienced New Jersey lawyer to represent you in court who will leave no stone unturned. Because you do not appear in court every day, and we do, you may not be aware of the many defenses, objections and challenges that are available to defend your Speeding Ticket charge. Anyone can simply plead guilty and get the points. Don’t give up your rights!
At Shugar Law we know a lot is on the line with your NJ Speeding Ticket. Points, high fines, license suspension and surcharges are just the beginning. Not to mention an increase in your personal insurance rates! Don’t you deserve and owe it to yourself to do whatever it takes to avoid the Speeding Ticket Charge in New Jersey! Call us for a free consultation at 1-888-966-8484.
Aggressive Speeding Ticket Defense in New Jersey
We do whatever it takes to get you the best possible result for your Speeding Ticket in NJ Court. We explore every possible avenue for a successful defense. Whether it is a complete dismissal, downgraded charge, or trial on the merits of your case we guarantee we won’t stop until you tell us to stop.
*Many times we can file motions and/or have the Judge sign an Order to exclude documents from your case.
*Many times we can argue you had no choice or were forced to speed.
*Many times we can argue case law to dismiss your ticket charge.
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