The radio is blasting and you’re enthusiastically singing along to your favorite song. Your eyes are definitely not on your odometer, especially since the road is wide open and you are enjoying yourself way too much – until you hear the sirens, which have apparently been on for quite sometime now. All of a sudden you realize that you have been speeding clearly above the speed limit. Now you have to deal with a speeding ticket and its consequences – unless you hire an experienced New Jersey speeding ticket attorney to fight the traffic violation and get it dismissed.
This article provides information about 3 common concerns when dealing with a speeding ticket.
How Long Will a Speeding Ticket Stay On My Driving Record?
Most of us do not quite understand how the driving record system operates. What most people don’t get is that your driving record is forever. This means that regardless of when you got a traffic ticket or whether you went to traffic school in an effort to avoid the points on your record, the ticket itself will stay on your record forever.
However, when you hire a traffic ticket attorney to fight the violation and it is successfully dismissed, it will NEVER appear on your record. As such, it is imperative to take every step possible to fight your speeding ticket and prevent it from going on your record.
What Happens If I Don’t Pay My Speeding Ticket?
We are all busy and always in a rush. Perhaps that is why the number of speeding tickets issued keeps going up every year. Another thing that also keeps going up every year is speeding tickets that result in driver license suspensions – and the majority of these are due to the fact that the drivers fail to pay their fines or fight the ticket to avoid it.
The last thing you want to do after getting a speeding ticket is to sit back and not take any action. This can result in your inability to fight the ticket, increased fines, and the suspension of your driver’s license.
What Should I Do With an Out of State Speeding Ticket?
Many people in New Jersey commute to a surrounding state for various reasons. All this traveling can easily result in an out of state speeding ticket. Despite what most may think, just because a ticket is from another state it does not mean that you are out of the woods.
The majority of states participate in the Driver License Compact, which is an agreement between the states to share information between each other as it relates to traffic violations, including speeding tickets. This means that if you get a speeding ticket in another state and your state has this law, then the speeding violation will be treated as if it were received in your home state.
If you or someone you know has received any type of moving violation ticket, be certain to consult with a traffic ticket attorney who specifically handles these types of cases. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with New Jersey traffic violation attorney Dan T. Matrafajlo, please call the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404. One call can make a big difference.