Car accidents occur incredibly often. While these accidents occur for a number of reasons, the majority of accidents are due to driver negligence. Reckless driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents. Reckless driving can include driving more than 30 miles per hour over the speed limit, driving while intoxicated, or damaging property with a vehicle. Read on to learn more about reckless driving in New Jersey and what to do if you are facing charges.
What are the Consequences of Reckless Driving?
While speeding tickets are common, it is important to know that a reckless driving ticket is not the same as a typical speeding ticket. The consequences of reckless driving can vary depending on the circumstances. For a first time offender, this can include the following:
- 5 points on your driving record
- Imprisonment up to 60 days
- A fine of up to $200
- License suspension
It is important to note that points on your license can lead to increased insurance premiums and even the loss of your license.
If a person breaks the law and drives recklessly for a second time, the consequences they face will be harsher. This can include:
- Fines of up to $500
- Imprisonment up to 90 days
- License suspension
What is a Combination Offense?
A combination offense occurs when a person commits more than one offense at a time. A common example of this occurs if a person drives 40 miles over the legal speed limit while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Another example may be if they drive recklessly after committing a criminal act. In these situations, the offender can be charged for both reckless driving and the other crime. The penalties of these actions can be very serious and follow you throughout your life. As a result, it is important to reach out to a skilled attorney right away.
If you or a loved one is facing charges for reckless driving, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. Our firm will work to explore all possible avenues of defense.
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