Don't let a New Jersey Reckless Driving Charge Ruin Your Life!
New Jersey Criminal Laws on Reckless and Careless
Reckless Driving and Careless Driving are similar
New Jersey Laws. Careless driving is essentially a less severe version
of a Reckless Driving charge.
The more points you have, the greater the risk of having your New
Jersey license suspended, and this can also results in significant
increases in your auto insurance rates.
If you are concerned about keeping your right to drive, it makes
sense to fight these charges and save yourself the points, especially if
you already have a lot of points and are at risk of a
Careless & Reckless Driving Penalties
The penalties for Reckless Driving in NJ are as follows:
- Jail of up to 2 Months (3 months for a 2nd offense)
- Fines of 50-$200. (Up to $500 for a Second Offense)
- 5 Points on your Driving Record
The penalties for Careless Driving are:
- 2 Points on your Driving Record
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39:4-96. Reckless driving; punishment
39:4-96. 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 and be punished by imprisonment in the county
or municipal jail for a period of not more than 60 days, or by a fine of
not less than $50.00 or more than $200.00, or both.
On a second or subsequent conviction he shall be punished by
imprisonment for not more than three months, or by a fine of not less
than $100 or more than $500, or both.
39:4-97. Careless driving
39:4-97. A person who drives a vehicle carelessly, or without due
caution and circumspection, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely
to endanger, a person or property, shall be guilty of careless driving.