The penalties for speeding vary from state to state, usually based on how fast you were going at the time you were stopped. If you are ticketed for speeding in your home state, you know what to expect.
Unfortunately, if you are from out of state, this can cause some nasty surprises for you when you get home. This is because your home state will reciprocate the penalty based on its own laws, and not those of the state in which the ticket was issued.
For example, in New Jersey, the penalties are as follows:
- 1-14 mph over the limit: 2 points
- 15-29 mph over the limit: 4 points
- 30+ mph over the limit: 5 points
In New York, it is as follows:
- 1-10 MPH over posted limit: 3 points
- 11-20 MPH over posted limit: 4 points
- 21-30 MPH over posted limit: 6 points
- 31-40 MPH over posted limit: 8 points
- 41+ MPH over posted limit: 11 points
Fortunately, New York, according to its DMV website, currently does not reciprocate points for out-of-state speeding tickets incurred by its drivers.
If you are a NY driver that has received a speeding ticket in southern New Jersey you should call my office at 856-432-4113 or contact me through this site for a free consultation regarding your ticket to see what strategy works best for you.
Most matters can even be resolved without you appearing, so you can save the expense of traveling to New Jersey. You owe it to yourself to look into it.