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Under New York law, you could be charged with reckless driving if you drive a motor vehicle and you endanger or unreasonably get in the way of other motorists. Actions that may constitute reckless driving include:
Since each case varies drastically from the next, you should speak with a knowledgeable vehicular crimes attorney about your specific situation. If you have been previously convicted of reckless driving, you will face more severe penalties upon conviction.
In fact, your insurance could be increased by as much as 42 percent, according to www.insurancequotes.com. Also, reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense, which means a conviction will give you a criminal record. If you have been charged with reckless driving, it is of the utmost importance to retain experienced legal defense to avoid the harsh penalties that come with a conviction.
If you are convicted of reckless driving for the first time, you could face:
A second conviction for reckless driving may result:
A third conviction for reckless driving could result in:
At Lebedin Kofman LLP, our New York criminal defense attorneys have years of experience in reckless driving practice area. As a result, we are deeply familiar with the related laws and procedures, and we have an extensive track record of success. Our firm has successfully helped thousands of clients resolve their criminal defense problems, and we can assist you, too. Our team can efficiently guide you through the criminal process as we help you make sound decisions about your future.
Moving violations, such as speeding tickets or leaving the site of an accident causing property damage, can result in severe penalties. Points can be added to your license, which could increase your insurance costs. Your license may be suspended or revoked for exceeding 11 points, or three speeding offenses within the last 18 months.
What do you do if your driver’s license is suspended for reckless driving? Reckless driving is one of New York’s most serious moving violations. There are also other violations considered infractions such as speeding.
On the other hand, reckless driving offenses are treated as misdemeanors and are dealt with in criminal court, not the Traffic Violations Bureau. A reckless driving conviction can lead to jail time, severe fines, suspension of your driver’s license, increased car insurance premiums, and up to five points on the driver’s licensing.
It is essential that you have an NYC reckless driving lawyer on your side if you are facing reckless driving charges. They will understand both the criminal justice system as well as traffic ticket violations. Lebedin Kofman LLP’s team of reckless driving lawyers has the courtroom experience to help you be able to defend reckless driving charges. We are persistent in court but treat each client as an individual, not as a case. This allows us to provide the personalized counsel they deserve.
The following traffic violations could land you in jail in New York.
If you are facing traffic violations, it may important to seek the legal advice of an experienced traffic law attorney to help ensure that you are making the right steps. Having a lawyer may also be able to help you understand your rights and avoid paying fines or doing jail time.
If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), reckless driving is considered a “serious traffic violation.” If you have been convicted of two serious traffic violations within three years, you face a CDL suspension of up to 60 days. Regardless of your situation, contact Lebedin Kofman LLP and schedule a free consultation. Our reckless driving lawyers in New York can take a look at your case and help you determine the best way to proceed.
A reckless driving charge can have a huge impact on a person’s life and finances. Fines for a reckless driving charge can be expensive. Similar to speeding, a reckless driver may be subject to jail time especially if they end up being involved in an accident in New York. If you are facing charges of reckless driving, you need to seek the help of an experienced attorney right away.
Lebeding Kofman LLP has a team of experienced New York misdemeanor attorneys who have enough courtroom experience to help you create a solid defense for your case. If you need a New York reckless driving lawyer, call us today at (646) 663-4430.
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