Reckless Driving Charges in Nassau County and Suffolk County
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A charge of Reckless Driving is a misdemeanor criminal offense and will stay on your permanent criminal record if you are convicted. This crime can result in harsh consequences that can include fines, license suspension, jail time and increased insurance premiums. Drivers will also be assessed five points on their license.
In addition to these penalties, Nassau County will file a civil lawsuit against you for forfeiture of the vehicle in which you were driving. The County must serve notice of forfeiture and commence suit within 120 days of your arrest. The loss of your vehicle can be catastrophic. We will fight to maintain your freedom and property.
Due to the severe nature of this violation, it is important to work with experienced legal counsel to protect your rights. Our attorneys at the law offices of Rudman & Rudman work diligently to get your charges dismissed or significantly reduced.
What is Considered Reckless Driving?
Many drivers may be surprised when they are cited for reckless driving. This is because any type of driving behavior that a police officer views is endangering someone else on the road can be considered “reckless.” Reckless driving charges can stem from speeding, speed contests, tailgating, unsafe lane changes, improper turns, hit-and-run accidents or any other driving behavior an officer views as unsafe.
We will explore all options available to get the charges dismissed or to reduce the penalties by pleading guilty to a lesser charge which is a non-criminal offense. We are known for getting traffic tickets and criminal charges dismissed and/or reduced and we continue to use our decades of knowledge and experience to help our clients get a better disposition.
Our law firm represents drivers throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, and the five boroughs.
Call us today at (516) 450-5095 or contact us online. We will help you.