It Isn’t Just A Traffic Ticket! You Could Face Jail Time!
Simply because careless and reckless driving are considered traffic violations, it does not mean that you should take them lightly. Did you know that you could face a 60-day jail sentence for your first reckless driving offense? If you have a prior offense on your record, the possible penalties only increase.
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At the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, you receive comprehensive attorney representation at an affordable cost. I will use the law to protect your interests and help reduce or eliminate the possible penalties you could face. These include everything from Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) surcharges to licenses suspensions and jail time.
Dangerously Broad Definitions For A Serious Offense
Arguably one of the most troubling aspects of these cases is that the definition of each offense is based on the subjective view of the officer. The truth is that almost anything could fit under either of the two extremely broad definitions.
Under New Jersey law:
- Careless driving is defined as “driving carelessly without due caution” in such a way that it is likely to endanger people or property. It is a two-point offense.
- Reckless driving is defined as driving a vehicle “heedlessly, in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others” in such a way that does or could endanger people or property. It is a five-point offense. A first offense is punishable with 60 days in jail and/or a fine. A subsequent offense is punishable with three months in jail and/or a fine.
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Waste no time before you contact me if you have been charged with careless or reckless driving. I am relentless in the pursuit of your best interests and will accommodate your needs.
“Received a reckless driving and speeding for 100 in a 65. Due to my work schedule, Mr. Blauvelt and his staff were able to execute a rather quick court date appearance on short notice. He is very familiar with the courts’ procedure and personnel, due to his 25 years of experience. Reckless driving was dismissed.
Mr. Blauvelt personally responded to email inquiries in a very efficient manner. I received a response at 10 p.m.; he simply went above and beyond. Very grateful to have his representation.” — A former client