Reckless Driving

Contact Our Highly Skilled Attorneys To Defend A Reckless Driving Ticket in Wall, Middletown, Holmdel, Tinton Falls, Eatontown or Other Town in Monmouth County

Our attorneys defend reckless driving tickets in Wall Township, Holmdel, Tinton Falls, Middletown, Eatontown, Aberdeen, Long Branch and elsewhere in Monmouth County New Jersey.Reckless driving is a traffic offense that can arise in a wide range of scenarios in the experience of our attorneys. In municipalities like Holmdel, Wall, Tinton Falls and Middletown that are traversed by the Garden State Parkway reckless driving often arises as the result of high rate speeding (e.g. 90 MPH or more). The distinction for issuance of a ticket or summons for violating N.J.S.A. 39:4-96 is suspicion that the manner of operation is particularly dangerous and poses a risk of serious injury to others. Driving too fast, erratically or in a way that otherwise creates a potential for harm to others is usually a fundamental component of any reckless driving case litigated by municipal court by the lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. What is pivotal in counteracting allegations such as these is skillful representation by a defense attorney who is experienced working in the court system and adept in defending a reckless driving ticket. This is exactly what a lawyer one our team can afford you with over 100 years of combined experience. Our firm is available to provide thorough representation to any reckless driving summons issued in Monmouth County, including providing the following services:

To speak to an attorney about your reckless driving ticket free of charge, call 877-450-8300. A lawyer at the firm will be more than happy to provide the information you need without obligation

What Does The Reckless Driving Law Say?

As previously stated, N.J.S.A. 39:4-96 is the New Jersey Reckless Driving Law. It states that an individual is guilty of reckless driving if they drive a motor 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”.

How Does The Prosecutor Prove A Reckless Driving Offense?

There are two elements that must be established by the prosecutor in Tinton Falls, Middletown, Holmdel, Wall Township or another municipality in order to convict you on a reckless driving charge. First, you must have been the operator of a motor vehicle. Second, the manner of your operation must have been heedless and in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others. It must be of such a nature as to endanger person or property.

When Is Operation Reckless In Violation Of N.J.S.A. 39:4-96?

The conduct of the motorist must be reckless. This threshold has been reached if the accused consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk to person or property.

Can I Lose My License If I Am Convicted Of Reckless Driving?

Yes. A municipal court judge has the authority to suspend your license for up to 6 months. There is also the potential for up to 60 days in jail for a first offense and up to 90 days for a second or subsequent offense. Fines are always imposed at the time of conviction and there are additional consequences that are triggered, including 5 motor vehicle points and 5 insurance eligibility points.

Monmouth County Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys

A conviction for reckless driving clearly creates significant issues in terms of sustaining driving privileges and avoiding surcharges and escalating insurance rates. The biggest tool you possess to combat the pitfalls of a reckless driving summons is to hire the best lawyer to handle your charge. Here at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we offer representation from a team of former prosecutors and skilled attorneys who have handled countless 39:4-96 cases over the last several decades. If you have been charged with reckless driving and would like advice from a knowledgeable traffic attorney, contact our office anytime 24/7. One of our lawyers will give you all the time you need to decide how to proceed with a defense.