Accused of Driving Recklessly?

The New York statute that governs reckless driving is vague, which has led to New York police officers issuing a surprising number of reckless driving tickets each year. In order to be ticketed for reckless driving, you must be operating a motor vehicle in a way that (i) unreasonably interferes with others' use of public roads or (ii) unreasonably endangers others. The term "unreasonable" is ambiguous and open to many interpretations. As a result, you could find yourself charged with reckless driving in countless situations.

Reckless Driving Is a Misdemeanor, But That Doesn't Mean It Is Not Serious

Reckless driving is a misdemeanor. If convicted, however, you could face jail time, fines, and points added to your license. The penalties increase if you are charged with a second, third or fourth reckless driving offense within a certain period of time. In addition, it is common for police officers to issue speeding tickets alongside reckless driving charges, which, depending on the outcome of your case, could result in a license suspension.

Attorney Michael D. Horn, Esq., has been helping people fight back against reckless driving charges for the last 25 years. As a sole practitioner, he takes the time to get to know each of his clients and fully investigates their situations individually. He carefully reviews the events that led to a reckless driving ticket, and then he personalizes a case strategy aimed at reducing or eliminating the charge. You can feel confident knowing that you have a successful, dedicated defense attorney on your side throughout your entire case.

What Else Could Happen to Me?

Court-imposed penalties and fines are the first of many drawbacks of a reckless driving conviction. Outside of court, you may be looking at:

  • A significant increase in auto insurance rates (more than 20 percent)
  • Having a misdemeanor appear on criminal background checks
  • Having to pay for public transportation or soliciting help from friends and family

Attorney Michael D. Horn knows these cases cannot be swept under the rug, and there is always the chance to secure a more favorable outcome. For example, attorney Horn has successfully negotiated the reduction of reckless driving charges to lesser offenses in many instances. The advantage of doing this is so no criminal charges will appear on your criminal record, and no points will be added to your license. You will have the opportunity to discuss all of your options with attorney Michael D. Horn during your free initial consultation.

Protect Your Driving Privileges: Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Contact our law firm now by email or call 718-777-7717  to learn how Attorney Michael Horn can protect your rights, even if everything seems stacked against you. Our office, located in Astoria, Queens, is available 24/7 so you do not have to be left in the dark about the legal options available to you.

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