Aberdeen NJ Speeding Traffic Ticket Defense
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New Jersey Speeding Tickets
A Speeding Ticket or speeding summons under N.J.S.A. 39:4-98 is arguably the most common ticket issued by the Aberdeen 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.
New Jersey Speeding Law
The New Jersey Speeding Law, N.J.S. 39:4-98, provides that a motorist may lawfully operate his or her motor vehicle at the following speeds unless an alternative speed limit has been approved by the appropriate State, County and/or Municipal authority:
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; or
(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, N.J.S. 39:4-98.3.
New Jersey Speeding & Motor Vehicle Points
New Jersey has three classes of speeding tickets. First is driving in excess of 1-14 mph over the posted speed limit which gives you 2 points. Second is driving in excess of 15-19 mph over the posted speed limit which gives you 4 points. Third is driving in excess of 30 mph over the posted speed limit which gives you 5 points. Also if you are caught driving 30 mph or over the posted speed limit you will probably be issues a reckless driving ticket which is an additional 5 points. If you accumulate 12 or more points on your license at any point in time you will lose your license for a minimum of 30 days.
Can I Be Represented by a Lawyer in Court Without Appearing
Answer is Possibly. There is a court rule that allows a defendant to be represented by a Lawyer in court without the client physically appearing in Court. Court Rule 7:12-3 permits a Judge to allow a Lawyer to represent a client without their personal appearance in court “if a personal appearance by the defendant would constitute an undue hardship such as illness, physical incapacity, substantial distance to travel”. Undue Hardship is the key word and it is very subjective. What one Judge believes is an undue hardship another Judge will not. In fact there are many Judges in New Jersey that have arbitrary nonsense rules pertaining to what they believe is Undue Hardship. We know all of these little rules the Judge’s have so you can know BEFORE hiring whether it is reasonable to anticipate if you will not have to appear.
Procedure to be Represented by a Lawyer in Court Without Appearing
First we would email or regular mail you a plea by mail that is only valid for this one particular case in the one particular court. We pre-fill out the form for you and all you have to do is hand-write or type in the reason for the hardship (which is usually “distance to court”, “reside in ___ State, or “CDL driver”) if you live out of State. We then pre-screen our request to appear in court without you personally appearing. Some Judge’s will Grant or Deny our request prior to the Court appearance. Other Judge’s have us appear in Court and place on the record the reason for the plea by mail request.
Municipal Court Judge’s Review of our Request to Represent You Without You Appearing in Court
Some Judge’s will Grant or Deny our request prior to the Court appearance. Judge’s do not have to give a reason why. If the Judge denies our request to appear without you personally appearing we would simply notify you that your appearance is required. We are always happy to try to accommodate your schedule and would be happy to try to schedule it when most convenient for you.
Other Judge’s have us appear in Court and place on the record the reason for the plea by mail request. We would appear in court on your court date with the plea by mail that you filled out. If the Judge allows us to complete the representation without you personally appearing then we resolve the case and report the fines along with any additional information to you via email or regular mail. If the Judge DENIES our request to complete the representation without you personally appearing then we simply adjourn/postpone the case and we would notify you that your appearance is necessary the next time we appear. If the Judge denies our request it does not harm the final outcome of your case. Again, we are always happy to try to accommodate your schedule and would be happy to try to schedule it when most convenient for you.
Unfortunately , the Judge has the final say as to whether we can complete your representation without you personally appearing. If I had it my way I would represent every single client (who wished us to do so) without them personally appearing in court. Some clients want to come to court and that is fine as well. But in our experience most clients do not want to come to court and would like our service to include representing them without them personally appearing.
Fines Doubled for Certain New Jersey Speeding Tickets
The fines for NJ Speeding Violations are doubled:
* New Jersey Speeding Violation within a 65 mile per hour speed zone
* New Jersey Construction Zone
* New Jersey Safe Corrider Area.
Defending your New Jersey Speeding Ticket
There are many defenses in Aberdeen 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 Aberdeen it is important that you hire an experienced Aberdeen 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 Aberdeen 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 Aberdeen! Call us for a free consultation at 1-888-966-8484.
Aggressive Speeding Ticket Defense in Aberdeen
We do whatever it takes to get you the best possible result for your Speeding Ticket in Aberdeen 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.
Call us Now for Help with Your Aberdeen Speeding Traffic Ticket
I’m sure you have questions and we are here to help answer them. Take advantage of our Free Consultation. 1-888-966-8484