Hudson Valley Traffic Violation Lawyer
You may have been cited for reckless driving and allowed to go on your
way. Do not let this fool you.
Reckless driving is a misdemeanor that will go on your criminal record. It can also result in license suspension
or 5 points against your driver's license if you simply pay the fine.
If you have been charged with reckless driving in New York, especially
in conjunction with excessive speed or an accident, you need to know the
ramifications and the options. The Law Office of Kelley M. Enderley, PC
may be able to get the charge reduced to keep your license and avoid the
Cited for Reckless Driving?
Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We handle traffic violation
representation in Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam and Columbia counties
and the Hudson Valley.
Reckless Driving in New York
Reckless driving is defined as operation of a motor vehicle that "unreasonably
interferes with the free and proper use of the public highway, or unreasonably
endangers users of the public highway." Under this loose definition,
a state trooper or police officer might charge recklessness under many
- Driving 100 mph
- Dangerous passing or zipping in and out of traffic
- Road rage incidents
- Crossing over the centerline
- Operating without headlights
- Riding on the hood of a car
- Carelessness or inattentive driving resulting in a collision
Poughkeepsie trial lawyer Kelley M. Enderley provides the experienced representation
to challenge the basis for a reckless driving citation. Her goal is to
reduce the ticket to a non-criminal violation, such as speeding or careless
driving, to avoid any possibility of jail or license suspension, and to
avoid the criminal conviction that may interfere with employment prospects.
Reckless driving is commonly issued with citations for other moving violations
or traffic misdemeanors such as excessive speeding. We negotiate with
local prosecutors to downgrade or dismiss the most serious charges and
then deal with the remaining offenses on their merits. For example, we
have arranged for clients to plead to a lesser speeding offense and enroll
in a driver safety class to avoid the conviction and suspension.
Poughkeepsie Misdemeanor Traffic Charge Attorney
We welcome anyone facing reckless driving charges, including out-of-state
drivers cited in New York and people who face a points suspension for
prior traffic offenses. Call
e-mail us, to discuss your specific circumstances and schedule a consultation.