Even though reckless driving is a misdemeanor and not a felony, the possible consequences are significant. In addition to being required to pay a substantial fine and fees, you may also have to spend several weeks in jail. Furthermore, you will also end up with a permanent criminal record. If you face charges for reckless driving, please read on, then contact an experienced Spring Valley reckless driving lawyer to learn what you should know about reckless driving offenses in New York.
Depending on the number of times, if any, you have previously sustained convictions for this or related offenses, your penalties will vary. However, you should know that they grow in severity with each subsequent conviction. The following are the penalties you will face for reckless driving:
First offense reckless driving:
Second offense reckless driving (within 18 months):
Third offense reckless driving (within 18 months):
Regardless of how many times you have allegedly committed this or related offenses in the past, you should reach out to a skilled Spring Valley traffic violation attorney to discuss how you should proceed.
A qualified legal professional will likely raise the following arguments:
You should not face these charges alone, regardless of the strategy you adopt. We can handle this for you, so please give us a call today.
Kevin T. Conway has over 30 years of experience as a Spring Valley criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer, contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.