Careless & Reckless Driving

Careless and reckless driving are serious traffic offenses that can affect your insurance rates for years to come. If you have been ticketed for reckless driving, the true cost of the ticket can be thousands of dollars beyond the cost of the fine. It can even lead to revocation of your driver's license.

At the Law Office of Stephen D. Williams in Flemington, New Jersey, we represent people charged with reckless driving and other municipal court offenses. If you have been charged with careless or reckless driving in Central New Jersey, we offer a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your case.

What Is Reckless Driving?

In New Jersey, reckless driving is driving a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger a person or property. For example, if you are stopped for driving 15 miles an hour over the speed limit, you could be charged with speeding. The police officer could increase the charges to reckless driving if you put pedestrians at risk of injury.

Reckless driving will result in five points on your driving record. If you accumulate six points in a three-year period, you will have to pay an annual driver's license surcharge for three years. If you accumulate 12 points in three years, your driver's license will be revoked.

The decision to charge you with reckless driving is a subjective one made by the police officer. By paying the ticket, however, you in effect are pleading guilty, even if you think you should have been charged with a lesser offense.

To convict you of reckless driving, the state must show that you were aware that your actions posed a risk to the public or yourself. In many cases, attorney Stephen D. Williams is able to negotiate a reduction to a less serious traffic offense.

What Is Careless Driving?

Careless driving is driving a vehicle carelessly or without due caution and circumspection in a matter so as to endanger or be likely to endanger a person or property. Careless driving will result in two points on your driving record. You also have the potential for civil liability if you cause an accident that injures another person.

Contact A Careless And Reckless Driving Lawyer In Hunterdon County

To schedule a free 30-minute consultation with an experienced Flemington traffic offense attorney, contact the Law Office of Stephen D. Williams at 908-483-7713 or toll free at 888-536-8349.