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Reckless Driving in NYC

New York City Reckless Driving Lawyer

Reckless Driving Violations in NYC

What should you do if you were pulled over and cited for reckless driving? In New York, reckless driving is one of the more serious types of moving violations. Other types of violations, such as speeding, are categorized as infractions.

If you face reckless driving charges, it is crucial that you have an attorney on your side who understands both the criminal justice system and traffic ticket violations. Time and again, our team has been able to handle charges involving reckless driving, delivering aggressive legal representation. While we are tenacious in court, we treat every client as an individual and not as a case, providing the personalized counsel that they deserve.

Facing charges for reckless driving in NYC? Call us at (877) 803-2603 today!

What is Considered Reckless Driving?

The basic premise of reckless driving is driving without regard for the safety of other people or property. That being said, there are numerous different types of conduct that can fall into this category. This can be frustrating for drivers, as it all seems rather vague and hard to avoid.

Police officers may pull you over if they notice you speeding, ignoring traffic laws, driving without headlights, or swerving in between lanes. The ticket you receive will depend on the severity of your behavior.

While just running a red light won’t necessarily constitute as reckless driving, it could if it is combined with speeding or other violations. Officers are looking for behavior that endangers the safety of others on the road.

Penalties for Reckless Driving in New York

Reckless driving violations, on the other hand, are charged as misdemeanors, which are handled in criminal court rather than the NYC Traffic Violations Bureau. Penalties vary in New York and are generally based on the conduct that was committed when the officer pulled you over. A reckless driving conviction could mean the following:

  • Jail time
  • Heavy fines
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Increased car insurance premiums
  • Up to five points on your driver’s license

Defense for Reckless Driving Charges

When it comes to cases involving reckless driving charges, it is imperative that you act quickly. The sooner you contact our office so that we can intervene, the sooner we can begin to challenge the evidence against you. We have been able to defend clients by scrutinizing the original ticket that was filed in court. If there were any errors, the entire reckless driving case could be dismissed.

Please do not hesitate to contact a New York City reckless driving attorney from our office if you have been accused of reckless driving. At Gannes & Musico, LLP, we have decades of experience to pour into your defense. Schedule your free case evaluation to learn how we could fight for you and help you protect your driving privileges, freedom, and future!

Call us at (877) 803-2603 today to start your reckless driving defense in New York City!

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Have you received a traffic ticket in New York? Contact Gannes & Musico, LLP at (877) 803-2603

Our dedicated NYC traffic ticket attorneys offer personalized legal counsel.