Reckless driving in New Jersey is defined as “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.” Reckless driving includes driving over 30 miles per hour over the speed limit, damaging property with a vehicle, or driving while intoxicated. To learn more about reckless driving and the penalties that come with such tickets, continue reading.
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What are the penalties for a reckless driving ticket in New Jersey?
Depending on the circumstances, reckless driving tickets can have varying consequences. For a first time offense, the penalties of a reckless driving ticket can include the following:
- 5 points on their driving record
- Points on your license can lead to insurance premiums increasing and the potential to lose your license
- Up to 60 days in prison
- $200 fine
- License suspension
When a person breaks the law and drives recklessly for a second time, the consequences increase, including the following penalties:
- $500 fines
- Up to 90 days in prison
- License suspension
What is a combination offense?
When an individual commits more than one offense at a time, the law considers this a combination offense. For example, if an individual drives 30 miles over the legal speed limit while also under the influence of alcohol or drugs, this is considered a combination offense. The offender can be charged for both reckless driving and the other crime when they are convicted of a combination offense.
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