Providing a Strong Defense for Reckless Driving in New York State

Experience and tenacity is what you need to resolve your reckless driving charges

Reckless driving is a criminal charge that carries stiff penalties. At the Buffalo office of Arthur L. Pressman, Attorney at Law, you can trust us to handle your case effectively and thoroughly. With more than 27 years of experience handling reckless driving cases throughout New York, our proficient law firm aggressively prepares a defense to provide you with the best possible outcome.

Reckless driving is an unclassified misdemeanor offense in New York State, and, if convicted, you can face the following:

  • Up to five points on your driver license
  • A possible increase in your auto insurance
  • A criminal record

What are the penalties for reckless driving?

Reckless driving is a serious charge that results in a criminal record if convicted. A conviction for reckless driving results in five points on your driving record, which significantly increases your insurance premiums. You may also receive fines of $100–$300, plus a fee of $70 for first-time offenders. In New York, your driving privileges may be suspended if you receive 11 points in an 18-month time frame.

What constitutes reckless driving in New York State?

Reckless driving is rather subjective and serves as a catch-all for many different driving infractions such as the following:

  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Texting while driving
  • Using any mobile device
  • Eating or drinking

Because reckless driving is considered a criminal offense, many district attorneys require a court appearance and do not allow you to handle the offense via mail. This makes fighting a charge of reckless driving even more challenging. Judges are generally less flexible when negotiating a criminal reckless driving case, which is why you need an aggressive defense lawyer to represent you.

Don’t face the judge alone

Hiring our Arthur L. Pressman affords you aggressive representation to reduce or dismiss your reckless driving charge in New York. Our office tenaciously fights to:

  • Reduce or eliminate the points on your driver license
  • Protect your driver license
  • Completely dismiss the charges
  • Avoid jail time, fines and court costs

Representation to defend this serious charge

Reckless driving in New York State results in very serious repercussions. Don’t face this criminal offense without experienced legal representation. Contact the office of Arthur L. Pressman, Attorney at Law at (716) 984-1795 or online. For your convenience, our office is on the subway line, and we offer a free initial phone consultation seven days a week. In addition, online payment is available for attorney’s fees. We serve clients throughout New York State.

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