Reckless Driving

Woodbridge Reckless Driving Defense Lawyer

shutterstock_170726201-1024x683Fighting reckless driving tickets for NJ clients

Many traffic tickets come with small fines and are minor infractions. When a person drives a vehicle irresponsibly, they may be subject to a reckless driving ticket that depends on the situation, including factors like if the person was under the influence, speeding to a certain extent, and if the person put others at risk. Reckless driving is one of the most serious tickets you can get in New Jersey. Law enforcement is proactive regarding keeping the roadways safe. New Jersey prosecutors are hostile towards those who are given reckless driving tickets and it is quite difficult to negotiate the terms of the ticket. If you are issued one of these tickets, you need an attorney that can effectively represent your interests and future. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. has over 25 years of experience handling all NJ traffic tickets. If you were issued a reckless driving ticket, make an initial consultation so we may assess your situation, explore all legal defenses, and help you fight these charges.

Penalties for a reckless driving ticket

Reckless driving is a serious offense in the state of New Jersey. Those who drive their vehicles irresponsibly and dangerously may find themselves issued a reckless driving ticket. Law enforcement has the discretion to issue these tickets to those who put others in danger or damage property with their vehicles. According to the state, a person who drives a vehicle with a willful and wanton disregard for other drivers’ rights and safety or in a way that endangers other people or property may be charged with this offense. Some of the situations that constitute a reckless driving ticket include a DUI, willfully damaging property, and, sometimes, speeding to a certain extent. Those who get this ticket face:

  • 5 points to their driving record
  • Possible imprisonment up to 60 days
  • A maximum fine of $200
  • The possibility of a suspended license

For a second or subsequent offense, the motorist faces:

  • Excess fines up to $500
  • Possible jail time up to 90 days
  • Possible license suspension

Contact a Middlesex County traffic violations law firm

If you are issued a reckless driving ticket, you face a serious situation. A 5-point ticket will drastically impact your insurance premiums. Aside from that, you could face jail time and the possibility of a license suspension. In order to give yourself the best chance of fighting this ticket, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. For over 25 years, Andrew S. Maze has been a legal resource for those who need help fighting traffic tickets across the state of New Jersey. If you need quality legal services from an experienced attorney, contact our firm for a free initial consultation.