The Consequences of Reckless Driving in New Jersey | What to Know

The Consequences of Reckless Driving in New Jersey | What to Know

New Jersey takes the rules of the road very seriously, as car accidents occur way too frequently. If licensed drivers fail to follow rules and are found putting themselves and others in danger on the road, the consequences can be harsh. An example of this is reckless driving. In New Jersey, reckless driving is the result of someone who has willfully and wantonly disregarded the rights and safety of other drivers in a way that endangers people or property. Examples of reckless driving include and are not limited to: excessive speeding, driving under the influence, fleeing from a law enforcement officer, and irresponsible lane changes.

If you were charged with reckless driving, it is in your best interest to retain an experienced New Jersey traffic violation attorney to outline your options and to protect your rights. The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC have over 25 years of experience and are committed to getting our clients out of tough times. Contact us today for a consultation.

What are the consequences of reckless driving in New Jersey?

Unfortunately, reckless driving tickets can have more detrimental consequences than a speeding ticket may have. A reckless driving ticket can result in:

  • 5 points on your driving record
  • Imprisonment for up to 60 days
  • A fine of up to $200
  • License suspension

If your reckless driving ticket was not your first one, the consequences will likely worsen for your second offense. This can include:

  • License suspension
  • Imprisonment for up to 90 days
  • Fines up to $500

What should I do if I receive a combination offense?

A combination offense occurs when a person commits more than one offense at a time. When discussing reckless driving cases, combination offenses are very common. For example, if you were speeding will under the influence of alcohol, you have committed two offenses at the same time. A combination offense can also occur in criminal law as well. For instance, if you are speeding away from a robbery. When this occurs, you can easily be charged for both acts.

If you are facing a reckless driving charge or a combination offense, you will need the help of an experienced attorney to evaluate your case and attempt to reduce the charges against you. Contact The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC today to get started.

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