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Reckless Driving Tickets in New Jersey NJSA 39:4-96

Reckless Driving is a serious offense in New Jersey.  A person who is convicted or pleads guilty to Reckless Driving is subject to a fine of $50 to $200 for a first offense, and possibly a term of imprisonment of up to 60 days.  For a second offense a fine of $100 to $500 is applicable and a term of possible imprisonment of up to 3 months in jail.  Fines are doubled in Safe Corridor/65 MPH/ Construction Zones.  A period of License Suspension can also be imposed on a driver convicted of this offense.  A person will incur (5) Five Motor Vehicle Points if convicted of this offense.  A person is guilty of Reckless Driving if that person drives "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".   Reckless Driving can result in the accumulation of motor vehicle points.  Reckless Driving can result in the suspension of your driving privilege. 

 

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STEVEN P. LOMBARDI, ESQ. 

 

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Steven P. Lombardi is a highly experienced New Jersey Ticket Attorney.  He is a Ticket Lawyer practicing in all New Jersey Municipal Courts. 

 

The Statute provides in full:

 

39:4-96.     Reckless driving; punishment     

 

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.  

 

The recent New Jersey Supreme Court case of State v Moran outlined the considerations a court must use in imposing jail time and license suspension penalties.  These penalties are also possible if you have received a Reckless Driving Ticket.  See our page entitled "When Can my License be Suspended" to review the considerations a judge will use before subjecting a driver to a License Suspension or Jail time.