Sanford Attorney Fights for People Accused of Reckless Driving

Skilled defense lawyer stands up for North Carolina motorists

Reckless driving is a very serious charge in North Carolina. If convicted, you could potentially face time behind bars in addition to other severe penalties. At the Law Office of John M. Holmes, Jr., I will fight aggressively in pursuit of the best possible outcome when you’ve been charged with reckless driving. I have extensive experience successfully defending drivers in the Sanford area and throughout the state who are accused of a variety of traffic violations. You can trust that I will not back down when fighting the allegation that you were operating your vehicle unsafely.  

Aggressive litigator defends clients faced with reckless driving violations

Someone can be charged with reckless driving if they are cited by a police officer for carelessly or willfully operating a vehicle in a dangerous manner. Specific types of alleged conduct that might lead to charges include driving at excessive speeds, driving on the wrong side of the road, swerving in and out of traffic and tailgating. In considering whether a person has driven recklessly, authorities examine factors such as weather, road conditions, how much traffic was on the road and if the violation occurred in a school or construction zone. The legal definition of reckless driving in North Carolina is broad and can be interpreted in different ways. If you were charged with this violation, I’ll look at all the circumstances affecting your case to determine what the most advantageous defense strategy is. 

Steadfast law firm pursues reduction or dismissal of charges

Reckless driving is a misdemeanor that can cost you up to a $1,000 fine if you’re convicted. You could also get as much as 30 days in jail for a first offense and up to 60 days if you have prior convictions. You’ll also get four points added to your driving record, and that can potentially lead to higher insurance costs. Besides the financial impact of a conviction, if you get jail time it can negatively affect both your personal life and your job. Simply pleading guilty and paying the price when you are charged with reckless driving might lead to harsh and unnecessary punishment, especially if you have prior convictions. My diligent law firm will carefully investigate all the details of your charge and, based on the facts involved, work effectively to secure a charge reduction or dismissal.

Contact a tenacious North Carolina attorney for help with your reckless driving charge

At the Law Office of John M. Holmes, Jr., I assertively defend people in Sanford and throughout North Carolina who have been accused of reckless driving. To schedule a free consultation, please call my firm at 919-897-2423 or contact me online.