What are the Consequences of Reckless Driving in New Jersey?

Reckless driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents in New Jersey. Reckless driving includes driving more than 30 miles per hour over the speed limit, damaging property with a vehicle, or driving while intoxicated. Continue reading to learn more about reckless driving and the penalties for a reckless driving ticket in New Jersey.

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What are the penalties for a reckless driving ticket in New Jersey?

A reckless driving ticket has varying consequences depending on the circumstances. For a first time offense, the penalties can include the following:

  • Up to 60 days in prison
  • $200 fine
  • 5 points on their driving record
    • Points on your license can lead to insurance premiums increasing and the potential to lose your license
  • License suspension

The consequences can become harsher if a person breaks the law and drives recklessly for a second time. The consequences can include the following for second offenses:

  • $500 fines
  • Up to 90 days in prison
  • License suspension

What is a Combination Offense?

When a person commits more than one offense at a time, this is considered a combination offense. A common example of a combination offense is when a person drives 40 miles over the legal speed limit while also under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Another example of a combination offense is when an individual drives recklessly after committing a criminal act. For both of these scenarios, the offender can be charged for both reckless driving and the other crime.

If you are facing charges for reckless driving, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Our firm will work to explore all possible avenues of defense on your behalf. We understand that the penalties of these actions can follow you for years to come. Give our firm a call today to discuss the next steps you should take. We are prepared to take on your case today.

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