Defending NJ 39:5C-1. Racing on highway.
After you read the following NJ Criminal Statute (Racing on highway) you may decide that you need the help of a lawyer, or need a legal interpretation of how this statute applies to your case. The firm of Villani & DeLuca has experienced criminal lawyers with over 20 years of experience, including a former municipal prosecutor. Call the number above for a free 24×7 phone consultation or read more about the motor vehicle charge.
NJ Statute: 39:5C-1. Racing or making of speed records; penalty.
A person who shall operate or attempt or agree to operate a motor vehicle on a public highway in a race with any other motor vehicle or for the purpose of making a speed record or who shall arrange for, manage, encourage, or assist in, the holding of, or the attempting to hold, any such race or speed race event, is a disorderly person, and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $100.00 for the first offense and for each subsequent offense a fine of not less than $100.00 nor more than $200.00 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or both. Drivers convicted of racing on a highway are also subject to 5 points on their license.
L.1955, c. 217, p. 840, s. 1.
Will I receive points on my license for racing on the highway?
If you or somebody you know is charged with racing on the highway, they are subject to 5 points on their drivers license. Depending on how many points one already has, they might be subject to license suspension. Click here for a list of point related suspensions, or here for point amounts for all traffic violations.
AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 39:5C-1, Violation 39:5C-1, Offense 39:5C-1
Disclaimer: A copy of this statute has been provided for your information. This wording was current from the NJ website lis.njleg.state.nj.us as of August 2012.