Our New Jersey Traffic Ticket Lawyer Explains How to Get Your Penalities Reduced

Careless driving in New Jersey can be a serious offense, especially if it involves an accident with property damage or, worse, personal injury. The penalties are not as severe as reckless driving, but should still not be taken lightly. As a New Jersey traffic ticket lawyer, I understand how to help clients get the penalties reduced or eliminated completely.

Penalties for Careless Driving in New Jersey

If you have been charged with this offense, you face the following:

If there was an accident, a conviction of careless driving can also cause problems for you in civil court, as it would constitute evidence of negligence in a personal injury suit.

What the State of NJ Will Do to Prove Its Case

However, the state of New Jersey must still prove its case against you. To do so, they must show that you drove "carelessly, or without due caution and circumspection, in a manner endanger, or be likely to endanger, a person or property."

This is not always easy to prove and is often charged in conjunction with other offenses, such as DWI, speeding, unsafe lane change, or the like. The risk of conviction, therefore, depends on the individual facts of your case, which you should have reviewed by an experienced traffic court attorney.

So What Do I Do?

If you have received a ticket for this offense here in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, or Cumberland County, New Jersey, you need to act to protect your rights. Get a lawyer. You do not want to risk points on your driving record.

Have you decided to hire an attorney? Then call me immediately at 856-432-4113 or contact me through this site to schedule an appointment for a free consultation in my Woodbury office. If you are out of state or out of the area, this can be done by phone.

If you are looking for more information on New Jersey's traffic laws, then download my free book, A Guide to Driving Legally in NJ, and Surviving Traffic Court If You Don't.

Steven J. Richardson
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Bankruptcy, Collections, Student Loan, DUI and Traffic Court attorney in Woodbury, NJ.