We Can Help You Resolve Your NY Reckless Driving Charge
A reckless driving charge is more than a traffic ticket in New York. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor criminal offense. If you are convicted of reckless driving, you will have a criminal record and 5 points added to your driver’s license. You could also face heavy fines, a suspension of your driving privileges and even jail time.
The good news is that you do not have to simply plead guilty. You have a right to defend against the charge and seek the most favorable outcome possible. In many cases, reckless driving charges can be reduced to a no-point violation and, in certain instances, dismissed, but you need an experienced traffic defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible.
At the Law Office of Randy S. Alpert, we have more than 25 years of experience in these matters. We want to help you, too. For a free consultation, please call 718-557-9748 or 516-231-9903, or complete our contact form. With offices in Forest Hills, Valley Stream and Central Islip, we represent clients in Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County and throughout New York. Hablamos Español
Reckless Driving Charges: Understand What Is At Stake
Attorney Randy S. Alpert is a former Queens County Assistant District Attorney. He understands what is at stake in criminal defense and traffic defense cases. Our firm is here to help you fight back against reckless driving charges.
IMPORTANT: A reckless driving conviction is not a foregone conclusion. You can fight the charge. You just need to contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Without a strong defense, you could face a variety of serious consequences, including:
- Fines: Up to $300 plus surcharges for a first offense; up to $525 plus surcharges for a second offense; up to $1,125 plus surcharges for a third offense
- Points on your driver’s license: 5 points are assessed to your driver’s license for each reckless driving conviction.
- Jail time: Potentially up to 30 days in jail for a first offense; up to 90 days in jail for a second offense; and up to 180 days in jail for a third offense
- A criminal record: A criminal record can affect multiple aspects of a person’s life, including employment, CDL certification and immigration status.
- Driver’s license suspension: Judges in New York have broad discretion with regard to reckless driving and license suspension. Additionally, the DMV can suspend the license of a driver who has 11 or more points on their driver’s license.
- Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA) fees: This fee is in addition to other fines and may be assessed against a driver with six or more points of violations in an 18-month period.
- Higher insurance rates: In general, convictions for moving violations can make your insurance rates go up, but a reckless driving conviction can be particularly costly.
Don’t simply accept these penalties before talking to us. We can sort out the facts of your specific case and help you fight the charge.
Contact The Law Office of Randy S. Alpert For A Free Consultation
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For a free consultation, please call us at 718-557-9748 or 516-231-9903, or complete our contact form. Our criminal defense and traffic defense lawyer represents clients in Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County and throughout New York.