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Written by attorney Kenneth Albert Vercammen | Feb 29, 2012

NJSA 39:4-97.2 Unsafe Driving

Contact the Law Office of KENNETH A VERCAMMEN for Legal Representation Kenneth Vercammen's Law office represents individuals charged with criminal and serious traffic violations throughout New Jersey. The following is the law in New Jersey:

39:4-97.2 Unsafe Driving, operating a motor vehicle in an unsafe manner, offense created; fines., 4 points on third offense

  1. a. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, it shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate a motor vehicle in an unsafe manner likely to endanger a person or property.

B. A person convicted of a first offense under subsection a. shall be subject to a fine of not less than $50.00 or more than $150.00 and shall not be assessed any motor vehicle penalty points pursuant to section 1 of P.L. 1982, c.43 (C.39:5-30.5).

c. A person convicted of a second offense under subsection a. shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100.00 or more than $250.00 and shall not be assessed any motor vehicle penalty points pursuant to section 1 of P.L. 1982, c.43 (C.39:5-30.5).

d. A person convicted of a third or subsequent offense under subsection a. shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200.00 or more than $500.00 and shall be assessed motor vehicle penalty points pursuant to section 1 of P.L. 1982, c.43 (C.39:5-30.5).

e. An offense committed under this section that occurs more than five years after the prior offense shall not be considered a subsequent offense for the purpose of assessing motor vehicle penalty points under subsection d. of this section.

L.2000, c.75, s.1. For information on points, fines, jail and suspension for this violation, go to njlaws.com/traffic_minimum_penalties.htm

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Before you pled guilty and face potentially thousands of dollars in fees and surcharges, schedule an "in office" appointment with our attorneys experienced in handling these matters. The Police have an experienced attorney as Prosecutor to represent them. Do not jeopardize your driver's license and ability to drive to work.

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