In New Jersey, a person commits careless driving when they’ve created a substantial risk of serious bodily harm or death to another person, while driving.

They don’t have to intend on doing anything. They need only be irresponsible and not thinking about the possible consequences of their act or failure to act. Examples of “careless driving” could include anything from intentionally driving through a red light to texting while driving.

Facts that might be exaggerated or distorted by the officer on a case might only show mere negligence. That can cause the careless driving charge to be dropped completely.

If you or somebody close to you is charged with careless driving in or around New Jersey, you’ll want to see an experienced New Jersey lawyer from Thomas & Krail right away.

Our attorneys specialize in careless driving cases and are familiar with what it takes to provide a sound defense against such a charge. Contact Thomas & Krail today to schedule a consultation with an experienced New Jersey careless driving lawyer who’s ready to listen to your side of the story and fight for the dismissal of this serious allegation.