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Careless and Reckless Driving Defense Lawyer – Cape May & Atlantic County Attorney


Reckless and careless driving are two separate traffic violations that can add sufficient points to your driver’s license to cause a suspension of driving privileges. If you are facing either a reckless driving or a careless driving ticket, you need to take the matter seriously and take steps to help you secure the best possible outcome to your particular situation.

Having a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side as you defend yourself against these charges is your best step toward a successful resolution.

Reckless and careless driving are two separate violations. The difference between them is:

  • Reckless driving — is reserved for driving that constitutes a willful or wanton danger to others and property and can add five points to your driver’s license.
  • Careless driving — is also is based on driving that poses a risk to other people or property, but which is merely careless rather than willful or wanton and can add two points to your driver’s license.

Exceptional Criminal Defense From a Former Prosecutor With 30 Years of Experience

I am criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty. For 30 years I have been working in the New Jersey criminal justice system. I have served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey and an Assistant County Prosecutor in Atlantic County. I am also a New Jersey Supreme Court certified criminal trial attorney. I use my experience as a prosecutor along with my years of criminal defense experience to help my clients secure the best possible resolution to their cases.

Contact Cape May County Careless Driving Defense Lawyer John W. Tumelty

When a reckless driving or careless driving ticket is threatening your driving record, you need to ensure that your rights receive the full protection they deserve. My decades of experience and the knowledge I have acquired both as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney allow me to provide my clients with an exceptional defense against speeding tickets in Atlantic City, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, and Wildwood or anywhere else in Southern New Jersey. To schedule a free initial consultation with lawyer John Tumelty, call 609-390-4600.

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