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Reckless Driving in North Carolina

Reckless Driving Tickets in Raleigh and North Carolina

A Reckless Driving ticket is a commonly charged, yet serious, motor vehicle violation in North Carolina. There are three types of reckless driving which are all Class 2 misdemeanors and considered “serious” moving violations.

  1. If you drive a vehicle on a highway or public vehicular area carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others then you would be guilty of reckless driving.
  2. If you drive a vehicle upon a highway or public vehicular area without due caution and circumspection and at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property then you would also be guilty of reckless driving.
  3. The third offense of reckless driving involves an overloaded commercial vehicle which will be discussed in a future article.

It is not difficult to be charged with this serious offense. Many times an officer will charge you with Reckless Driving if you also receive a high-speed ticket or are involved in a motor vehicle accident. You may also be cited with Reckless Driving if you are caught “burning tires” or spinning out. Usually, a ticket for Reckless Driving is based upon the subjective opinion of the officer as opposed to objective facts and an experienced traffic lawyer will be able to help.

If you are convicted of reckless driving you can actually receive up to a 60-day jail sentence (though this rarely happens). The worst part is that you will receive four points, which will almost double your insurance costs over the next three years.

Cotten Law is an aggressive and AFFORDABLE defense firm that will provide aggressive representation if you have been charged with a high-speed ticket. Our firm has represented over 20,000 clients charged with offenses such as yours and has hundreds of reviews from satisfied clients. Give our office a call or visit our website to chat live with an assistant 24 hours a day. Our office serves clients in central North Carolina including Wake, Johnston, Harnett, Orange, Sampson, Lee, and Chatham Counties.

Contact a Raleigh traffic ticket defense lawyer for compassionate, aggressive and AFFORDABLE legal representation if you have been charged with a speeding violation.

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