Reckless Driving Lawyer Rochester, NY
Knowledgeable Attorneys Fight Reckless Driving Charges for Clients in and around Monroe County, New York
In New York, reckless driving is a traffic offense that is generally based on the subjective opinion of the police officer at the scene. The charge must be based on more than just negligence and even serious charges such as speeding aren’t necessarily enough to constitute a reckless driving charge.
However, if you or someone you love was pulled over on a roadway in Upstate New York, in Monroe County or a surrounding area, and received a ticket for reckless driving, you are facing severe penalties if convicted. Contact a knowledgeable traffic ticket defense lawyer who will fight for your record and driver’s license in traffic court. Contact LaDuca Law Firm today for a free consultation about your reckless driving charges.
What are the Penalties for a Reckless Driving Conviction in New York?
In order for a police officer to issue a reckless driving ticket, he or she must feel that the driver acted with “reckless disregard” for other drivers on the road or pedestrians in the area. Further, the behavior was exhibited despite the fact that the driver should have been fully aware of the consequences of the reckless behavior.
According to New York VTL 1212, any driver charged and convicted of reckless driving will be subject to these penalties:
- Five points on your New York State driver’s license
- A criminal record. Reckless driving is not simply a traffic violation; it’s a misdemeanor
- A fine of $300 plus fees
- Possible increase in insurance rates
- Suspension of license (if the five points puts you over the maximum of 11 points)
How LaDuca Law Firm Can Help You Beat Your Reckless Driving Ticket
Due to the subjective nature of a reckless driving charge in Monroe County, NY, it’s quite possible for an experienced traffic violations defense lawyer to get your reckless driving ticket dismissed. As long as it can be proven that the driver of the vehicle wasn’t behaving in an unreasonably dangerous fashion (for example, driving into a storefront for the fun of it), it’s possible to convince a prosecutor to dismiss the reckless driving charge.
Reckless driving generally requires that the driving shows a pattern of acting recklessly behind the wheel. If you are caught running one red light, that’s a simple traffic ticket. However, if the police officer witnessed you driving through multiple traffic lights, they might describe that as reckless behavior because you put multiple groups of people in potential danger and should have known better.
Since NY penal code (§15.05(3)) requires that reckless activity be a “gross deviation from the standard of conduct that a reasonable person would observe in the situation,” a savvy attorney from LaDuca Law firm will negotiate with the prosecutor in your case to dismiss your ticket — especially if this is a first offense. We will investigate the circumstances of your ticket, review the reports and any video available and interview any witnesses to defend you against your reckless driving charges.
Contact LaDuca Law Firm for a Free Consultation about your Reckless Driving Ticket
Reckless driving in serious traffic violation that requires assistance from an aggressive traffic violation defense lawyer. For many years, we have been working in the traffic courts throughout Upstate New York. We are known for our skillful negotiation prowess and our success rate in getting clients’ charges downgraded to non-moving violations or dismissed entirely.
Call us today to request your free consultation with a knowledgeable traffic ticket defense lawyer at the LaDuca Law Firm. We will stand up for you in court when possible, so you don’t have to take time off of work or return to the area where you received your ticket.