Reckless driving is one of the most serious moving violations you can get in New Jersey, which is exemplified by the 5 points that go on your driving record if you plead guilty or are found guilty. The courts have wide discretion on how they can prosecute reckless driving tickets such as reducing the points completely or even suspend your driver’s license and sentence you to jail. Incarceration will normally only be imposed in extreme circumstances where someone was seriously injured or killed as a result of the alleged reckless driving. However, municipal judges will frequently suspend someone’s driver’s license if the details of the reckless driving conviction involved a high speed or property damage. An experienced municipal court defense lawyer can often help you mitigate some or all of these penalties. At the Proetta & Oliver we are often able to get reckless driving tickets downgraded or amended to a lower offense such as careless driving and unsafe operation or even have it dismissed altogether. We represent clients for reckless driving throughout New Jersey including Roselle, Linden, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Union Township, Roselle Park, Westfield and Rahway. To learn more information about how we can help you, contact our office at (908) 838-0150 for a free consultation with an experienced reckless driving lawyer.
Reckless Driving Potential Penalties
Up to 3 months in county jail
Driver’s license suspension
What Are The Penalties for Reckless Driving in New Jersey?
In most circumstances a reckless driving ticket will be accompanied by other motor vehicle violations such DWI, speeding, or leaving the scene of an accident. This is because reckless driving is defined as driving “in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property”. No matter what the circumstances of your reckless driving ticket are, you can feel assured that we will work with the prosecutor and any other involved parties if personal injury or property damage resulted to effectuate a successful resolution. Founding attorney Will Proetta has successfully represented clients against thousands of municipal court and traffic violations including reckless driving. We handle reckless driving cases throughout New Jersey including Union County, Hudson County, Middlesex County and Monmouth County. Contact our office today at (908) 838-0150 for a free consultation with a traffic defense attorney who answer your questions and address your concerns.
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