A Reckless Driving Ticket may look like an ordinary
ticket but that's wrong. Reckless Driving (39:4-96) is an
offense that carries for a first time offender up to 60 days in jail
and/or a fine of not less than $50.00 or more than $200.00. On a
second offense you face up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of not less
than $100.00 or more than $500.00. Because this is a serious
offense, the prosecution can be more interested in the jail sentence
rather than the points or fines. In fact the possible jail time for a 1st
offense conviction for reckless driving ticket is twice that of a first
offense DWI. In addition to the possibility of jail, if convicted of
reckless driving you will receive 5 points on your drivers license.
Reckless driving can be an easy case for the prosecutor to win
against you. Why? Because the standards of proof are so low. For
a conviction to stand for Reckless Driving the prosecutor need only
prove that your actions were likely to endanger a person or
property, thus it can include many offenses. Example: Speeding
can endanger a person or property because the faster you go the
more likely you are to get in an accident because it takes more time
to brake and slow down in an emergency. Failure to maintain a lane
or DWI can be reckless driving because it increases the chance of
an accident. Nearly all violation can be enhanced legally with a
Reckless Driving Ticket.
In addition to possible jail, the judge does have the option to
suspend your license. If you lose your license you could lose your
job, your house and all that is important to you! Don't go it alone we
can help. Call our office at 1-800-9-RIGHTS or (732) 257-5040 to
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reduce or eliminate these penalties.
Even if you don't get jail or get your license suspended, the 5 Points
given with a Reckless Driving ticket can cost up to $6,000.00 on your
insurance over the next 3 years and is generally the 2nd most
expensive traffic infraction for insurance behind only a DWI. The
costs of hiring our lawyer to defend your Reckless Driving Ticket is
generally only a fraction of the cost of your insurance increase due
to a reckless driving conviction!
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A person who drives a vehicle heedlessly, 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, shall be guilty of reckless driving.
Penalties For Reckless Driving In NJ:
|1st Offense: Up to 60 days in Jail and
$50.00 to $200.00 Fine
2nd Offense: Up to 90 days in Jail and
$100.00 to $500.00 Fine
*Additional Penalties for CDL Truck Drivers: If you get
2 or more serious traffic tickets such as Reckless
Driving, Speeding over 15mph within a 3 year period you
will receive a 60 days MVC suspension. 3 or more
serious traffic tickets within 3 years you will be subject to
120 day suspension in addition to the above penalties
NJ Reckless Driving Law:
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complete details on all fines and penalties for a New Jersey Reckless Driving Ticket as the penalties listed on this website are for informational purposes on offenses we have
handled and reduced in the past. *Past performance is not indicative of future performance and each NJ Reckless Driving Ticket case is fact sensitive, thus, the need for the in
office consultation for the attorney to evaluate your particular reckless driving charge. Some penalties may not apply to out of state residents and/or additional penalties could
apply, please consult an attorney in your state of residence concerning your NJ Reckless Driving charge and its effects in your state of residence.. Unfortunately, laws charge on
a daily basis thus all penalties indicated are subject to change at any time without notice. Free in office consultations for Reckless Driving and other NJ Tickets are offered
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Frequently Asked Questions About a
NJ Reckless Driving Ticket
Can I get both a Reckless Driving Ticket and
another ticket for doing the same thing?
Answer: Yes it is common to get a Reckless Driving
Ticket with another ticket. The most common tickets
are: DWI, DUI, Speeding, Unsafe Lane Change,
Improper Passing, Careless Driving. But in most
cases we can help you eliminate the penalties of
these tickets when defending your Reckless Driving
How Long Does a Reckless Driving Ticket
stay on my NJ Drivers License?
Answer: A Reckless Driving Ticket will stay on your
New Jersey Drivers Abstract for life, you cannot
expunge or erase a reckless driving ticket except by
going to court and winning or reducing the charge.
Can a Reckless Driving Ticket cause my
license to be suspended?
Answer: Yes, your NJ Drivers License can be
suspended either by the Judge or by the NJ Motor
Vehicle Commission. However, for the NJ Motor
Vehicle Commission to Suspend your license you
must have 12 or more points on your license unless
you are a new driver, probationary driver or CDL
If the Judge Suspends My Drivers License for a
Reckless Driving Ticket can I still drive my car?
Answer: No you may not drive your car during the
suspension period. No Exceptions. If you do drive
you face additional license suspension time and
even the possibility of jail, thus do not drive if you get
How to Win a Reckless Driving Ticket in New Jersey:
Now that you have read our website its time to win. The best and
easiest way to win your Reckless Driving Ticket is to get the best
lawyer. Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq., has been ranked one of the
top ten lawyer by the National Academy of Criminal Defense
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I am a senior citizen or new driver am I more
likely to lose my license for Reckless Driving?
Answer: Unfortunately yes, but is not because of our
age but because statistics show that old and young
drivers cause more accidents and thus many judges
require a MVC Re-test or medical evaluation once you
are eligible to drive again if you are suspended.
|We have found that in over 70% of the cases a Reckless Driving
Ticket is issued it is issued with other tickets.
Common Tickets that are issued with reckless driving in NJ include:
Speeding Tickets, Careless Driving, DWI, Following too Closely, Tailgating
and Unsafe lane change. Basically Reckless driving tends to be issued by
police officer whenever the actors conduct goes past the general conduct of
the common offense to significantly increase the chance of an accident.
What are the Factors the Judge will use for
determining my sentence for my Reckless
Answer: Before a judge can suspended your license or
put you in jail for Reckless Driving in NJ the judge must
consider these 7 factors on the record:
1) The nature and circumstances of the persons actions.
2) The persons driving record.
3) The time passed since any other moving violations
4) The persons character and attitude.
5) Whether the conduct is likely to recur
6) Any excessive hardship the sentence would cause
7) The need for personal deterrence.
State v. Moran 202 NJ 311
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