How To Avoid Points On Your Driving Record
There are many ways to incur a point on your driving record under New Jersey law, one of which is reckless driving. Reckless driving is a serious traffic violation that can result in life altering consequences. Although the best way to avoid getting a point on your driving record is not to drive recklessly, there are times when you may be wrongfully accused on these charges.
If you or a loved one has been charged with reckless driving under New Jersey law, you should immediately consult with an experienced attorney to help you avoid conviction on the charges.
The Serious Consequences of Reckless Driving
A conviction of reckless driving can result in jail time and a suspension of your driving privileges. The severity of the consequences depends on whether it is your first or second conviction. Below is an overview of the consequences of reckless driving under New Jersey law:
- First Offense: The penalties for a first reckless driving offense includes 5 points on your driving record; a maximum of 60 days in county jail; a maximum of $200 in fines; and the potential suspension of your driving privileges.
- Second Offense: The penalties for a second reckless driving offense include 5 points on your driving record; and a maximum of 90 days in county jail; a maximum of $500 in fines; and the potential suspension of your driving privileges.
Avoiding points on your driving record is important for several reasons. For one, it may result in an increase in your insurance premium. Second, if you accumulate anywhere between 10 to 12 points on your driving record, your driving privileges may be administratively suspended by the MVC. Finally, you may also be charged motor vehicle surcharges. An experienced New Jersey reckless driving attorney can help you avoid these charges or at least minimize the potential damage.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with New Jersey reckless driving attorney Dan Matrafajlo, please call the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404.