When most people think of traffic violations, they think of speeding, illegal turns, improper stopping at traffic lights and stop signs, and so forth. What you may not realize is that you can also receive a citation for reckless driving, on its own or in conjunction with other traffic violations. It is also not common knowledge that reckless driving applies to more than driving like you are in a car race. You can also be charged for cellphone use, being distracted by passengers, or trying to do other things when driving, such as eating or putting on makeup.
The problem with reckless driving is that it can have both short-term and long-term consequences. In the short-term, you’ll face fines, points on your license, and potentially license suspension or even jail time. Long-term consequences include a permanent criminal record, increase in your insurance premiums for several years (or even cancellation), and the potential for losing your job.
Given the seriousness of reckless driving traffic violations, it is important to avoid these citations by driving in a safe manner at all times. However, if you find yourself having to deal with this type of traffic violation, it is critical to obtain legal counsel to discuss your case so that the possibility of a defense can be discussed that could minimize the consequences.
Here at GPS Law Group in Charlotte, North Carolina, we have experience with traffic violations, including reckless driving, DWIs, and more. We will prepare you for what is to come and help you navigate the law process with tailored solutions for your situation. Contact us today with any questions you may have or to discuss your case.