Winslow Twp. NJ Careless Driving Defense Lawyer
Traffic Ticket Attorney with Offices in Camden County, New Jersey
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.