A New York reckless driving charge is no ordinary or simple traffic violation. It is a misdemeanor criminal charge resulting in a pink summons, and that means a court appearance is required or you could well be subject to an arrest warrant.
Reckless driving is a five-point violation on your driving record, creating a situation in which one more ticket could result in automatic driver's license suspension by the DMV. Also, specific circumstances and the judge's view of them could mean you are at risk for immediate suspension, large fines or even incarceration.
Knowledge and Skill to Successfully Contest Serious Driving Infractions
The one positive aspect of this charge is that — unlike a yellow summons handled by a traffic violations bureau (TVB) — plea bargaining is an option, and an experienced traffic lawyer such as Seth Katz of katzlawyers.com can successfully challenge the charge and penalties on your behalf.
Reckless driving is charged under a vast range of circumstances, at the discretion of the law enforcement officer, and we are often able to contest charges issued for driving behaviors such as:
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Swerving, following too closely (tailgating) or other driving maneuvers viewed as endangering others
- Cellphone use, including texting while driving, or other forms of distracted driving
At Katz Law Offices, based in Manhattan and Staten Island but a resource for drivers statewide and out of state, we shape our strategic approach to reckless driving charges according to each client's individual needs and concerns.
If you depend on a commercial driver's license (CDL) to make a living, our effort for you will reflect that. We know the serious, long-term impact a reckless driving or similar conviction can have on your auto insurance rates, and we have high awareness of the tendencies of specific judges and courts.
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Representing yourself when facing a reckless driving charge is a decision you are likely to regret. To put the power of a proven, respected Nassau County, Westchester County, Kings County, Bronx County, Richmond County, Queens County and Suffolk County traffic lawyer to work for you, contact our law firm now.