In New York State, reckless driving is a serious offense. Most traffic violations are minor infractions with some financial consequences, including fines, court surcharges, and higher insurance premiums. A reckless driving ticket is not. A reckless driving conviction is a misdemeanor, which is a crime. This ticket could impact your life and livelihood. Reckless driving is defined as an act that unreasonably interferes with the free and proper use of the public roads or unreasonably endangers users of the public roads under the New York State Penal Code section 1212. If you are issued a reckless driving ticket, you have a lot to consider about your future. In order to fight these charges, it is imperative to have a skilled Rockland County reckless driving lawyer on your side with the experience and skill to explore all legal means to fight the ticket. If you need the assistance of an effective legal team, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway.
If you are convicted of your first reckless driving charge, you already face serious consequences. A reckless driving ticket comes with an overwhelming fine and court costs. A conviction also comes with 5 points to your driver’s license. Receiving 5 points at once will greatly impact your insurance premiums. If you have any other points on your license, the 5-point reckless driving ticket will most likely subject you to the Driver Responsibility Assessment, a 3-year fine of $100 per year. It is important to note that if you accumulate 11 points in an 18 month period, you may have your license suspended. As stated above, reckless driving is an unclassified misdemeanor. The case will not be heard in traffic court. It will be a criminal matter heard in the criminal court that has jurisdiction over your case. Most importantly, if you are convicted of this misdemeanor, you face the possibility of jail time and a permanent criminal record. If you are convicted of this crime, it will be an obstacle for years to come.
The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway has years of experience in the traffic and criminal courts of Rockland County, New York. Reckless driving is a serious, life-altering matter. If you have been charged with a reckless driving ticket, you don’t need a traffic violations attorney, you need a criminal attorney. Kevin T. Conway is both. Our legal team will explore all defenses that could free you from this criminal charge or lessen the ticket to a traffic infraction. Our New City legal team has fought and won many reckless driving cases for Rockland County clients. If you need an effective and reckless driving lawyer, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway. Our firm is ready to assess your case and work tirelessly to lessen the impact of the ticket on your future. For our quality legal services, contact The Law Offices of Kevin T. Conway.