Almost everyone has had the unfortunate experience of receiving a speeding ticket. While these tickets are common, many are not aware of the legal consequences involved with admitting to a speeding ticket. These include fines, driving record points and increased insurance rates. Speeding tickets may be challenged and possibly dismissed. A New Jersey speeding ticket attorney can review your case, advise you of the potential consequences, and help you challenge the ticket. Speeding ticket cases are not as straight-forward as they may seem. To be guilty of speeding, there must be reliable and credible evidence that you did in fact exceed the speed limit. All too often drivers rely on an officer’s word and do not inquire into the actual evidence. Typically, police officers will use speed detection devices to establish speeding. Police are required to follow specific procedures to establish reliability of these devices. Sometimes, officers fail to follow the procedures and the information obtained from the device cannot be considered against you. Officers also will use visual estimations of speed, which can also be called into question by a speeding ticket attorney. Police may have been mistaken about the actual posted speed limit, which can be pointed out in your defense. Often, the process of proving the speeding ticket is time consuming and expensive for the prosecution, so an attorney can negotiate a lesser penalty. This can save you money on fines and prevent adverse consequences related to your driving record. A speeding ticket attorney will be familiar with the common negotiation tactics. If you have received a speeding ticket in New Jersey, contact a New Jersey speeding ticket attorney immediately to learn your options. The attorneys at Thomas & Krail have experience defending those dealing with speeding tickets. Contact Thomas & Krail today to schedule a consultation.