Depending on which degree of Negligent Driving you are charged with, you may either be paying a ticket or facing possible time in jail. Negligent Driving is a serious charge that is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. There are no mandatory minimum penalties. However, you should contest your negligent driving charges with the support of an experienced traffic attorney.
This charge occurs when a person operates a motor vehicle in a manner that is both negligent and endangers or is likely to endanger any person or property, and exhibits the effects of having consumed liquor or marijuana or any drug or exhibits the effects of having inhaled or ingested any chemical, whether or not a legal substance, for its intoxicating or hallucinatory effects.
A person is guilty of negligent driving in the second degree if, under circumstances not constituting negligent driving in the first degree, he or she operates a motor vehicle in a manner that is both negligent and endangers or is likely to endanger any person or property. This is an infraction with a fine not to exceed $550.