What You Need to Know About Reckless Driving Charges in New Jersey

What You Need to Know About Reckless Driving Charges in New Jersey

Reckless driving is one of the most serious traffic offenses in the State of New Jersey. If you have recently been charged with reckless driving in New Jersey, it is in your best interest to continue reading and speak with our experienced Bergen County criminal defense attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you fight those charges. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What happens if I receive a first-offense reckless driving charge in NJ?

If this is your first reckless driving offense in New Jersey, you should expect far more than a simple “slap on the wrist.” Unfortunately, even a first-offense reckless driving ticket can bring about very serious consequences that may impact you for the foreseeable future. The consequences of a first offense reckless driving ticket are as follows:

  • You may receive 5 points on your driving record
  • You may face up to 60 days of incarceration
  • You may face up to $200 in fines
  • You may face a license suspension

What are the consequences of a second reckless driving charge in NJ?

The penalties for a second reckless driving ticket in NJ are as follows:

  • You may face up to $500 in fines
  • You may face up to 90 days of incarceration
  • You may face a license suspension
  • You may receive additional points on your driving record and be required to pay a state surcharge

You should also understand that if you were charged with a DUI, there is a very good chance that you may also receive a reckless driving charge on top of your DUI due to you endangering others on the road, further compounding the penalties you may face.

The bottom line is that reckless driving charges frequently result in license suspensions, jail time, and points on your driving record. Receiving points on your record will most likely result in your insurance premiums skyrocketing, which can cause you, in effect, to be paying for the ticket for months, or even years down the road. It is crucial to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey criminal and traffic violations defense attorney today so we can help you fight those charges. We are always here to assist you–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

We understand how confusing certain legal issues can be, which is why we are dedicated to providing individuals with the compassionate, knowledgeable legal representation they deserve. Aronsohn, Weiner, Salerno & Kaufman has helped clients with various difficult legal challenges for over 40 years, which is why we know we have the experience needed to do the same for you. For experienced legal counsel regarding family law, litigation, business law, real estate, and criminal law, you know where to turn–contact Aronsohn, Weiner, Salerno & Kaufman today to schedule a consultation.

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