RECKLESS DRIVING (VTL §1212)
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Reckless driving is a serious traffic misdemeanor (it is a crime, not an infraction) and is statutorily defined under New York Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) Section 1212. A conviction under this section of the VTL carries significant consequences, including, potential jail time, five (5) DMV points, large fines/surcharges, and increases in your insurance premiums. Further, depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, you may face the possibility of suspension/revocation (especially in the event of multiple convictions under the statute) for reckless driving in New York.
What Is Considered Reckless Driving in New York?
What defines reckless driving is broad in nature, but can be any motor vehicle action which causes dangerous traffic conditions to other motorists and yourself. It can be in the form of excessive rates of speed, unsafe lane changes, tailgating, or other improper actions which pose a threat to the driving public.
Have you received a reckless driving ticket? If so, it is important that you have an experienced traffic lawyer who is familiar with the VTL and can effectively litigate your reckless driving charge, which has many nuances and legal consequences which many people may be unfamiliar with.
Contact A Reckless Driving Traffic Lawyer on Long Island, NY Today
If you have a question and would like more information on defending a reckless driving traffic misdemeanor in Nassau or Suffolk County, please contact an experienced traffic attorney at the Law Offices of Michael W. Alpert at (516) 280-7288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.