Today, I resolved a traffic ticket matter for a Middlesex County commuter charged with Reckless Driving by having the charge dismissed completely. The client ended up owing the court nothing in terms of fines or penalties, and did not have any violation added to the client’s driver’s abstract.
Reckless Driving is a 5-point ticket in New Jersey, and can also carry with it a license suspension, and in some cases even jail time. Most commonly, clients who are charged with Reckless Driving are also charged with additional violations for Speeding 20-30 miles per hour or more over the limit, and any speeding cases where the clocked speed was greater than 100mph. In transient Middlesex County towns like New Brunswick, South Brunswick, Edison and Woodbridge, the major highways (i.e. U.S. Route 1, U.S. Route 9, Garden State Parkway, and N.J. Turnpike) create many temptations to drive fast in “willful or wanton disregard for the rights or safety of others,” and police officers are constantly patrolling the areas.
Fortunately, the evidence against my client did not provide sufficient proof that my client did any such thing. Upon a motion to dismiss before the municipal court Judge, the charges were dismissed entirely – a big win for my client who needs a license to get to and from work each day.
While most traffic tickets like Speeding, Careless Driving and Reckless Driving aren’t usually dismissed outright like this, sometimes certain circumstances lead to great results. Contact a traffic ticket lawyer at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall today at 1 (877) 450-8301 and find out how we can help you with your traffic violation.