Delaware Careless Driving Laws

Delaware Careless Driving Laws are the same as Inattentive Driving Laws. Each involves operating a vehicle in a careless manner with no regard for traffic, weather or road conditions.  If convicted of careless driving in Delaware you may will be subject to fines, suspension of driving privileges, increased car insurance costs and possibly jail time.

If facing careless driving charges in Kent County or Sussex County, Delaware please call me, Dover Delaware Traffic Violation Lawyer John R. Garey. My Dover, Delaware criminal law office can be contacted at 302-744-9290. You can also click here to email Sussex County Delaware Reckless Driving Defense Lawyer John R. Garey. I will use my experience as a former prosecutor to defend your rights.

Examples Of Careless Driving

Texting while driving

Emailing while driving

Facebooking while driving

Tweeting while driving

Internet browsing while driving

Facing careless driving charges in Delaware warrants the aid of a skilled Dover Delaware Traffic Violation Defense Lawyer.

Penalties If Convicted Of Careless Driving In Delaware 

A careless driving conviction, for a first offense, can include fines not less than $25 nor more than $75. For each subsequent like offense occurring within 3 years of a prior offense, the person shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $95.

If your careless driving caused an accident or physical injury the consequences are much more severe. You will be made to:

1. Complete a traffic safety course approved by the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles

2. Perform up to 100 hours of community service, which must include activities related to driver improvement and providing public education on traffic safety;

b. Impose, but suspend on the condition that the person complete any and all  legal obligations

1. A fine of not more than $550; and

2. A suspension of driving privileges

3. Set a hearing date up to 1 year from the date of sentencing. At that hearing, the court shall:

The cop or arresting police officer who issued the citation for an offense under this section shall note on the citation if the cited offense contributed to the serious physical injury of a vulnerable user of the public right-of-way.

When facing any charges that can lead to a suspension or revocation of driving privileges you need a skilled and experienced Delaware Traffic Ticket Lawyer to protect your rights and drivers license.

Call Delaware Careless Driving Attorney John R. Garey

Call my office by dialing 302-744-9290. You can also email Georgetown Delaware Careless Driving Defense Attorney John R. Garey here.