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Reckless Driving Ticket

Reckless Driving TicketYou are probably here because you have been pulled over for and given a reckless driving ticket. 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 30 years of experience handling a variety of traffic violation cases throughout New York State, our proficient law firm aggressively prepares a defense to provide you with the best possible outcome.

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

  • 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 Ticket?

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?

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

Hiring dedicated Buffalo traffic violation lawyer Arthur L. Pressman affords you aggressive representation to reduce or dismiss your charge in New York. Our law 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.

Do you want strong legal representation? Please call us today for a free consultation!

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