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What Are the Consequences of Reckless Driving?

Reckless driving is classified as a Class 2 Misdemeanor, subjecting you to penalties including up to 60 days in jail and fines of up to $1,000.

You may also gain four points on your driver’s license, which can put you dangerously close to suspension: If you accrue 12 points on your license in a three-year period, you may face losing your license for as few as two or as many as 12 months.

Not to mention, your insurance premiums will increase dramatically, per your policy, as you accrue points on your license and build up a criminal record for reckless driving charges.

How Can I Fight My Charge?

You have options, but they depend largely on the nature of your charge and the behaviors that resulted in your arrest in the first place (which will determine whether a court applies aggravating factors to your charge).

Your criminal defense attorney can help you defend your reckless driving charge. If you find yourself in need of assistance, Attorney Cotten can help. He has served hundreds of satisfied clients through Wake, Johnston, Harnett, Orange, Sampson, Lee, and Chatham Counties. Give him a call or click over to the main page to chat with a legal assistant.

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