Defending Your Rights And Freedom In Reckless Driving Cases
Unlike most traffic violations, a citation for reckless driving is actually considered a misdemeanor criminal matter in New York. This means that the impact on your life can be much greater than if you have received a ticket for speeding or another minor infraction.
If you are facing a reckless driving charge, I am here to help. Clients trust my firm, the Law Office of Lindsey Pieper, in Rochester with a wide range of criminal matters, including traffic tickets, reckless driving and other misdemeanors and felonies.
Constructing A Defense
To be charged with reckless driving, a police officer will have allegedly observed a driver endangering other drivers, disregarding general safety guidelines and “unreasonably interfering” with the public’s ability to use a road or highway. This is clearly open to interpretation by the individual officer, and, as such, I can work to structure a defense based upon the allegations.
I can call into question the actions that the officer observed, any potential mitigating factors (including medical conditions or medications), the level of the alleged “endangerment,” the violation of police procedures and other aspects of the case. I am fluent in the language of the state statute, New York Vehicle & Traffic law, Section 1212, and utilize my knowledge to aggressively defend your rights.
Potential Consequences Of A Conviction
There are many types of penalties that are possible upon a conviction for reckless driving, including:
- Monetary fines: From $100 to $300 as well as other surcharges and fees
- Jail time: Up to 30 days
- Increase in auto insurance costs
- A permanent entry on your criminal record
- Possible driver’s license suspension
- Five points on your driver’s license, which can lead to suspension
These penalties are increased with each additional reckless driving conviction.
Talk To Me About Your Case
To get started with me, call my office today at 866-704-5116 or use my contact form to send me an email. We can discuss the reckless driving citation you have received and our options for fighting the charges.