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Whether it is running a red light or driving with a broken taillight, traffic violations can come in a variety of forms in New York. While such offenses typically are punishable by only fines, other crimes – such as reckless driving – lead to more severe penalties, including jail or prison time.

If you have been arrested and charged with reckless driving in New York, our Nassau County criminal defense attorneys are prepared to fight for you. We can investigate your arrest, determine if law enforcement followed lawful protocol, and gather evidence necessary to build an aggressive and customized defense strategy just for you.

Reckless Driving Penalties

If a person commits and is arrested for any one of these reckless driving acts, it is considered a misdemeanor offense that is punishable by a jail sentence of up to 30 days for a first-time offense, 90 days for a second offense, and 180 days for a third offense. In addition, it also results in hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines and five points to your driver’s license.

According to New York law, an individual can be charged with reckless driving if:

  • He or she operates a motor vehicle and who recklessly drives at such an unreasonably high rate or low rate of speed to endanger safety or block proper traffic flow
  • He or she passes another vehicle from the rear while on slope or a curve where vision is obstructed for a distance of fewer than 500 feet
  • He or she drives in and out of a line of traffic
  • He or she speeds up or refuses to give one-half of the roadway to a driver overtaking and desiring to pass

75+ Years of Combined Experience on Your Side

At Foley Griffin, LLP, we are passionate about defending your rights and will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve. With more than 75 years of combined legal experience, our Nassau County criminal defense lawyers understand what it takes to obtain the most favorable outcome.

Contact us and request a free case evaluation today.

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