Reckless Driving May Put Your Driver’s License At Risk
In North Carolina, a reckless driving conviction can cost you much more than the amount of the fine. Not only is reckless driving a 4-point violation that will dramatically increase your insurance costs — equivalent to a hit and run with property damage — it is classified as a misdemeanor criminal offense and will show up that way on employment background checks.
If you have been charged with reckless driving, it is critical to think about how important your driver’s license is to you and what could happen if you get another citation anytime in the next several years. At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, our experienced attorneys will help you weigh risks and options, seeking the best approach to your defense.
It’s More Than Just A Traffic Ticket
Police cite drivers for reckless driving violations across a wide range of circumstances, such as:
- Squealing tires
- Exiting a parking lot at high speed
- Making a questionable turn at a red light
In many cases, this charge is leveled when the officer who made the traffic stop suspected DWI — or any alcohol or drug use by a student, youth or other driver. You may be dealing with multiple traffic citations at once and facing a strong possibility of driver’s license suspension or revocation. We can help you sort all that out.
Fighting The Charge Or Negotiating A Workable Outcome
In part because the officer’s judgment is a greater factor than with other traffic violations, our lawyers often succeed in negotiating reduced consequences or a plea to a lesser charge. We have won many acquittals and dismissals in traffic cases from Fayetteville and Whiteville to Goldsboro, Jacksonville and the greater Wilmington area.
Based on decades of experience helping people deal with reckless driving and other traffic violations, we urge you to take the situation seriously. Do not assume that paying the fine is your only practical option, because that decision may haunt you personally and financially. Instead, request a free consultation with one of our Wilmington reckless driving violation lawyers by calling 910-338-9813 today.