What Happens if I am Charged With Reckless Driving in New Jersey?

If you are someone who lives in New Jersey and you were recently charged with reckless driving, there is a very good chance that you have a long and difficult road ahead. For this very reason, we must advise you not to proceed without the assistance of an experienced New Jersey traffic violations attorney. Reckless driving tickets are not your standard, “parking on pavement” sort of deal, and if convicted, you may even spend time in jail. This is why you must continue reading and speak with our experienced firm today to learn more about the consequences of reckless driving in NJ and how we can help you fight them.

What are the consequences of a first-offense reckless driving ticket in New Jersey?

Generally speaking, reckless driving charges carry far more weight than a speeding ticket, and speeding tickets themselves carry a significant amount of weight as well. That being said, if you are charged with reckless driving, the consequences will be much more severe. The penalties for reckless driving in the state of New Jersey, under most circumstances, are as follows:

  • You will most likely receive 5 points on your driving record
  • You may spend up to 60 days in jail
  • You may have to pay a fine of up to $200
  • You may have your license suspeneded

What happens if I receive a second reckless driving ticket in New Jersey?

If you are charged with reckless driving in New Jersey for the second time, you are most likely now facing even harsher consequences that may affect your life for years to come. For instance, for a second reckless driving ticket, you are looking at the following:

  • Up to $500 in fines
  • You may go to jail for anywhere up to 90 days
  • You may have your license suspended

You must also understand that if you received a DUI in New Jersey, you may face an additional reckless driving offense due to the risk you posed to all other motorists at the time. That being said, the penalties for a reckless driving offense in conjunction with a DUI may land you behind bars, cause you to lose your license, and, of course, obtain a criminal record. For this very reason, you must always retain the services of an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who can work to mitigate the impact of any reckless driving/DUI charge you may face. We are always here to help–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call today.

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