Understanding New Jersey Traffic Tickets for Delaware Drivers

The penalties for speeding vary from state to state, usually based on how fast you were going when 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 nasty surprises when you return home. As a New Jersey traffic court lawyer, I can help you understand your rights and what penalties you could be facing.

This is because your home state will reciprocate the penalty based on its laws and not those of the state where 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 Delaware, Points for Speeding Are Different

Delaware, according to their DMV website, has a different point scale:

  • 1-9 MPH over posted limit: 2 points
  • 10 - 14 MPH over posted limit: 4 points
  • 15 - 19 MPH over posted limit: 5 points
  • 20+ MPH over posted limit:  5 points and may result in additional actions, including suspension

A  two-point ticket in New Jersey could be a four-point ticket in Delaware. Another trap for the unwary is that pleading to New Jersey's "no point ticket," called Unsafe Operation, is a bad idea for Delaware drivers because it is reciprocated as a moving violation with two points.

Why You Need a Traffic Court Lawyer

If you are a Delaware driver who has received a speeding ticket in southern New Jersey, call my office at 856-432-4113 or contact me through this site to see what strategy works best for you. You don't want to plead to something that could come back to bite you later!

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.

If you want more information on New Jersey's traffic laws, download my free book, A Guide to Driving Legally in NJ and Surviving Traffic Court If You Don't.

You should also consult a Delaware attorney for a solid opinion on how "Unsafe Operation" could affect your license.

Steven J. Richardson
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Bankruptcy, Collections, Student Loan, DUI and Traffic Court attorney in Woodbury, NJ.