New York City Reckless Driving Summons/Ticket Defense Attorney

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Reckless driving is a misdemeanor which makes it a criminal offense and often prosecuted in criminal court.

Found user New York Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1212, reckless driving is defined as "driving or using any motor vehicle, motorcycle or any other vehicle... in a manner which unreasonably interferes with the free and proper use of the public highway, or unreasonably endangers users of the public highway."

Usually, drivers charged with this offense are facing allegations of running lights, speeding, improper lane changes, other more traffic infractions, or a combination of different traffic infractions. Reckless driving is an unclassified misdemeanor which means that it, unlike a minor traffic violation, can lead to a permanent criminal record. Additionally, a conviction results in five (5) points on your license, auto insurance increases and a fine. The court can also suspend your license and put you in jail. Although it's rare to face incarceration for a first time reckless driving offense, the judge has the power to do so if he/she is concerned over public safety or wants to make an example. Your reckless driving case may be pending as a criminal court complaint or a summons. In either instance, immediate action is necessary to protect your rights. Lance L. Fletcher has successfully defended numerous reckless driving cases. Contact us for a free case evaluation.


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