The Law Offices of

Jonathan F. Marshall

(856) 662-8300

Cherry Hill, NJ

(856) 288-3350

Camden, NJ

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Winslow Twp. NJ Careless Driving Defense Lawyer

Traffic Ticket Attorney with Offices in Camden County, New Jersey

Careless Driving
Careless Driving

Careless driving is possibly the most common of all traffic violations heard by New Jersey Courts. This is due to the fact that it is an extremely broad statute and many times, other violations are downgraded to careless driving as part of a plea deal. Further, the statute gives police officers a tremendous amount of discretion in deciding whether or not to pull someone over for this offense. Although careless driving carries lesser penalties than some other violations, it should still be taken seriously as penalties can include fines and higher insurance premiums. If you have been charged with this offense, it is your best interest to speak to a knowledgeable attorney who can get you a desirable outcome in your case.

The criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison have had tremendous success handling countless traffic violations such as reckless driving, driving without insurance, and driving with a suspended license, for years in Camden County including Cherry Hill, Winslow Township, Waterford, and Pine Hill. We understand the details of this area of the law and will work to get your careless driving charge dismissed altogether if possible and help you avoid points on your license. If you have been charged with careless driving, having an attorney who knows how to get the best result in your case is imperative. Call the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison at 877-450-8301 anytime for a free initial consultation.

Careless Driving in New Jersey

The law for careless driving in New Jersey is explained under N.J.S.A. 39:4-97 which provides:

A person who drives a vehicle carelessly, or without due caution and circumspection, in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property, shall be guilty of careless driving.

Penalties for careless driving include the following:

  • Fine between $50 and $200
  • Court cost up to $33
  • 2 points on your license
  • Court has discretion to sentence 15 days in county jail (This is hardly ever given except in extreme cases)

Note: If careless driving was committed in a 65 mile per hour zone, committed in an area of highway construction or repair, or when committed in a designated safe corridor, the fines are doubled.

Contact a Camden NJ Careless Driving Lawyer for a Free Consultation 

The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are always available to speak with you about your case and begin to formulate an aggressive strategy to defend you against a careless driving charge. Our criminal defense team understands the details of traffic violations in New Jersey and we will use this knowledge to help you best defend against these charges. Call us today at 877-450-8301 for a free initial consultation about your case.

Experience You Can Trust

For the past 20 years, Mr. Marshall has provided his clients with excellent legal counsel in a broad variety of criminal matters. From straightforward issues to serious litigation, he offers you the experience and confidential advice you need to maneuver through the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

When you’ve been accused of a crime, you are entitled to a thorough and competent criminal defense. Jonathan F. Marshall ensures your legal rights are upheld. Allow our team to assist you during this difficult time.

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The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall

Areas We Serve

Burlington County, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton Twp. Camden County, Camden City, Cherry Hill Twp., Gloucester City, Gloucester Twp., Pennsauken, Winslow Twp. Gloucester County, Deptford Twp., Monroe Twp., Paulsboro Boro, Washington Twp., West Deptford Twp., Woodbury City, Bordentown Twp., Cinnaminson, Evesham Twp., Mansfield Twp., Maple Shade Twp., Medford Twp., Moorestown Twp., Palmyra Boro, Bellmawr, Clementon, Collingswood, Haddon Twp., Lindenwold, Pine Hill Boro, Stratford Boro, Voorhees Twp., Waterford Twp., Elk Joint Municipal Court, Franklin Joint Mun Ct, Greenwich Twp, Mantua Twp.


Camden Location

121 Market Street Suite 201

Camden, NJ

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Cherry Hill Location

23 Haddonfield Rd, 3rd Floor, Building B2

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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