If you were ticketed for reckless driving, you might be worried about what will happen to your license. Contact experienced Buffalo Traffic Ticket Attorney John Dudziak to use his knowledge of criminal law to get you the best outcome possible.
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Being charged with Reckless Driving is a serious offense in New York State. Aside from being a moving violation, it is also a criminal misdemeanor offense. This means that if you’re convicted, you could possibly serve jail time and have a permanent criminal record.
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According to Section 1212 of the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, Reckless Driving is classified as “Driving in a manner which unreasonably interferes with the free and proper use of a public highway, road, street, or avenue, or unreasonably endangers users of a public highway, road, street, or avenue.”
If convicted, you can face up to 30 days imprisonment and a maximum fine of $300 on a first offense. For a second offense, you can face up to 90 days imprisonment and a maximum fine of $525. For a third offense, you can face up to 180 days imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,125.
A ticket for Reckless Driving also carries a total of 5 points on your New York Drivers License, which could lead to license suspension, license revocation, substantial fines, and increased insurance rates. According to a recent study by Insurance.com, receiving a Reckless Driving ticket amounts to a 22% increase on your insurance rates.
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If you or a loved one is charged with Reckless Driving, you need someone on your side who understands the intricacies of both New York Traffic Law, and the Criminal Justice System. Experienced Buffalo Traffic Ticket Attorney John M. Dudziak has successfully defended numerous Reckless Driving cases throughout Western New York.