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If I may ask, in what state are you located in?
In terms of pleading guilty that means that you do not contest the ticket or the fine
you would have to then pay the fine and you will receive all of the tickets.
sorry, all of the points
New Jersey will transfer 2 points onto your license from this offense.
(I happen to practice in New Jersey)
If you wish to avoid the points, then you would need to plead not guilty, appear in court, and offer a plea deal
Here is my position on this, and purely based on personal experience--New Jersey as you know has some of the highest insurance rates in the country
Points will absolutely yank your rate up for at least 3 years if not longer
Speeding tickets tend to be revenue generators for counties and municipalities. They tend to care less about punishing and more about getting funds.
Hence, going to court and offering to pay but requesting removal of points, or pleading for less, may be a good idea.
The quirk in New Jersey law is that they consider any speeding transfer a 2 point violation
so if they lower your points to 1 from 6, you still get 2 points on your license.
If you can remove all points, then do it. Otherwise it's cheaper to pay the fine in New York and take the consequences in New Jersey.
does that make sense?
It is possible but that is the approach that you have to evaluate based on your time and resources.
A no-point violation is not reported
but any points are treated as 2 for moderate level offenses (not like a DUI or reckless driving)
As for getting no points, it is possible especially if you are out of state and have a stellar record otherwise
It just depends on the judge and the prosecutor willing to cut you a break
Those locations want the revenue, they may even waive the points if you agree to the fine. New Jersey, for example, has a program for first time offenders that allows you to pay $250 for a first offense but remove I believe 2 points from their offense...which in my opinion is blatant revenue generation.
Most would which is why the NJ policy is fairly popular
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It would be my pleasure to assist.
That is the site, correct. I happen to practice both in PA and NJ, primarily in PA in the Philadelphia area, and more central and south Jersey locations (although central Jersey as we know is a bit of a myth).
It was a pleasure here as well.
one of my office locations is in Camden county. I am likewise familiar. Good luck to you!
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