On all roads, highways and interstates in Delaware there are posted speed limits. The speed limit for a given area is directly related to the type of road and the population around it. For instance, a 4 lane interstate may have a posted speed limit upwards of 65 miles per hour. A school zone or residential area may be closer to 20 miles per hour maximum speed limit. These differences make sense as a posted speed limit is designed to accommodate flow of traffic and maintain pedestrian and driver safety.
If you have been charged with speeding you may be at risk of losing your license which can impact your life on many levels. Please call me, Delaware Traffic Violation Attorney Brian J. Chapman. I can be reached at 302-656-2528.
Delaware Speeding Laws
A speeding ticket is more often than not considered a moving violation or traffic violation. They are infractions instead of violations. Where a speeding offense can become more serious is if the posted speed limit is exceeded to the extent that it can be considered Reckless or Aggressive Driving. Also, if an accident occurs as a result of speeding the penalties are more severe as well. Lastly, if you were speeding while also driving inattentively i.e text messaging while driving the legal repercussions become more serious.
DMV Point System
Delaware, like many states, utilizes a point system that monitors driving records for residents. The more serious the traffic violation the more points are assigned to that infraction once convicted or a guilty plea is entered. Speeding is one of the less serious offenses and driving drunk, hit and run and reckless driving are more serious. Once a Delaware resident accumulates a certain number of points within a given time frame he or she may be at risk for having their license suspended or revoked. A skilled Dover Delaware Traffic Ticket Lawyer can help you prevent having your license suspended if you have multiple traffic violations.
Traffic Violation Penalties
There can be administrative and legal consequences for traffic violations. If convicted of speeding you may face fines, court costs and attorneys fees. You may also experience an increase in car insurance premiums. In addition, your drivers license may be suspended if you accrue enough points on your license due to traffic violations or an isolated violation is serious enough.
Contact a Speeding Ticket Lawyer
If you have been given a speeding ticket, whether or not any other violations accompanied the ticket, you should speak to a qualified Wilmington Delaware Excessive Speeding Violation Lawyer. Call me, Kent County Delaware Speeding Offense Attorney Brian J. Chapman by dialing 302-656-2528. Or, email a Delaware Speeding Violation Attorney by clicking here. I focus my criminal law and traffic violation practice throughout all of Delaware.