Hoboken and Jersey City Reckless Driving Attorney

Defending clients against a reckless driving charge

If you have been charged with a reckless driving ticket in New Jersey, you probably have some questions about the offense and what we can do to relieve the burden of such a severe traffic ticket. Reckless driving is a serious offense in the state of New Jersey. It is not considered a crime, but comes with major penalties.

Reckless driving explained

Defined by the state, reckless driving is a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others on the road. You could face this charge if you knowingly or purposefully did something to put other people or yourself at risk. A DUI charge always comes with a reckless driving ticket. Occasionally, a reckless driving ticket can be issued for speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Consequences of a reckless driving ticket

Reckless driving is a 5 point ticket which will raise your insurance premiums. It includes a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission surcharge in addition to the overwhelming fines. The fines are excessive, but more importantly, the judge has the discretion to suspend your license for an indeterminate period of time. Rarely, some reckless driving cases come with jail time, but that is saved for circumstances when property is damaged or someone gets hurt or dies.

Contact an experienced traffic court attorney

If you are facing a reckless driving charge, you have options and defenses to explore. Each case is different and circumstances will dictate what strategies can be used to minimize the impact of this very serious traffic ticket. Contact an attorney at Keith Hirschorn, P.C. to discuss your legal matter. We have the experience to guide you through the process and come to the best possible solution for your ticket.