Reckless Driving Tickets Carry Significant Penalties ― Let Us Help You Fight The Charges
Have you been pulled over and charged with reckless driving? If so, you need to know that reckless driving is one of the most serious types of moving violations in New York. In fact, reckless driving is not a mere yellow ticket traffic violation ― it is a misdemeanor, and therefore, a criminal offense.
If ultimately convicted, you may face many severe consequences for reckless driving, including:
- A permanent criminal record and five points on your license
- Jail time of up to 30 days for your first offense, which increases to 90 days and then 180 days for each subsequent offense
- Fine of up to $300 for your first offense, which increases significantly for each subsequent offense, plus an additional New York state surcharge fee and possible court costs
- A possible license suspension
- A possible increase to your insurance rates
These issues are further compounded if you are a truck driver, especially since your license is directly tied to your livelihood ― meaning the possible loss of your license can put your job at risk. In addition, even if you don’t lose your license, you may still face unemployment since more points on your license make you a greater insurance risk and could result in your termination.
You Need A Lawyer If Ever Charged With Reckless Driving
As you stand there staring at your pink ticket charging you with reckless driving, it is important that you stay calm and contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. After all, just because police claim you were driving recklessly does not mean you are automatically guilty of the criminal offense. In fact, New York police often interpret the reckless driving statute quite broadly.
At The Law Office of Mindy Paget Brill, we can help fight your reckless driving ticket by carefully examining the circumstances of your alleged offense as well as the original ticket written by police. If we can find an error or defect in the ticket, we may even be able to get the reckless driving charges dismissed. However, while we cannot guarantee specific results, we will use our extensive knowledge and experience to help shift the odds in your favor.
Schedule a FREE consultation today by calling us at 917-382-2950. You can also reach us online. While our office is located in Lower Manhattan, we represent clients throughout New York City. Contact us today and learn how we can help you.