Traffic Offenses in New Jersey | What You Need to Know

In New Jersey, traffic violations are a common occurrence. Read on to learn more about some of the most common traffic offenses and their penalties:

Speeding Violations

Individuals who drive over the speed limit in New Jersey can be subject to the state’s point system as a result. The number of points they receive can vary depending on the speed they were going. The system is as follows:

  • 2 points for driving 1-14 miles over the speed limit
  • 4 points for driving 15-30 miles over the speed limit
  • 5 points for driving 30 miles over the speed limit

If you receive points on your license, your insurance premiums can increase. Additionally, accumulating a certain number of points will mean losing your license.

Cell Phone Violations

Texting while driving is the most common cause of car accidents. Individuals who use a cell phone while driving can face certain consequences due to the fact that they are putting themselves and others at great risk. This can include a fine ranging between $200 and $800 and three points on their driving record. 

Reckless Driving

The state of New Jersey defines reckless driving as “a violation performed by a driver that willfully and wantonly disregards the rights and safety of other drivers in a way that endangers people or property.” This can include speeding, improper lane changes, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and more. This can result in fines as well as a possible license suspension. 

Driving Without a License

When a person drives without a license, it can result in a fine between $500 to $1000 as well as possible jail time. This refers to people who do not have a driver’s license, or who have had their license suspended or revoked. 

If you are facing charges for a traffic violation in New Jersey, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to speak with an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney.

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