Middlesex County, NJ Reckless Driving Defense Lawyer

Reckless Driving

Fighting 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. in Woodbridge, NJ 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. in Woodbridge, NJ. 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.

Read Our Latest Blog Posts

  Thanksgiving Eve DWI Charges | What to Know

It is the night before Thanksgiving and you have been away at college. For the first time in months, you are coming home and reuniting with your hometown friends. You decide that to celebrate your reunion, you will grab drinks at your favorite local bar. You drink more than you…

Read More
  Theft to Robbery | What You Need to Know

Stealing property is taken very seriously in New Jersey. Theft can be a serious charge on its own, but you may face upgraded charges, causing theft to become robbery. So, what exactly does this mean? What is the difference between theft and robbery? How does theft become robbery? Read on…

Read More
  New Jersey Votes to Legalize Marijuana

This election season, it was hard to agree about almost anything. But, 66.91% of New Jersey residents have voted to legalize weed. So, what does this mean? Can you go out and buy weed now? Is it legal to smoke weed or eat edibles? Can you still get arrested for…

Read More