Defending You Against Careless And Reckless Driving Offenses
North Carolina police and highway patrol officers have great discretion when it comes to issuing a reckless driving citation. The law includes phrases like “willful and wanton disregard” and “without due caution and circumspection,” making judgment a big factor. If you have been charged with this offense, what are you up against? Should you fight it?
Turn To A Results-Focused Defense Attorney
At Griffin Law, PLLC, we understand what’s at stake with these types of traffic violations and the importance of taking swift action following a traffic stop. That’s why we provide quick response to our clients and personal attention that focuses on the best possible outcome, not a worst-case scenario.
Since 2001, our law firm has been serving people from all walks of life in the Statesville and Mooresville area, as well as other cities throughout Iredell County. Our experienced criminal defense attorney is as compassionate with his clients as he is effective at protecting their rights and best interests. In most cases, we can handle these matters without you having to appear in court.
Understanding The Consequences You Could Face
If you have been cited for reckless driving — sometimes called careless driving — it is very important to speak with a knowledgeable defense lawyer. Reckless driving is actually more than a traffic ticket. It is a misdemeanor criminal charge, and the consequences for you could be very serious.
Just paying the fine is pleading guilty, and you must consider that:
- Reckless driving is a four-point violation if you have a standard driver’s license and a five-point violation if you are driving on a commercial driver’s license — in a system that will level an automatic license suspension for incurring 12 points in any three-year period.
- If you were also charged with speeding, failure to stop or yield, or any other additional violations, your license could be in immediate jeopardy.
- Under the North Carolina Safe Driver Incentive Plan (SDIP), four insurance points may be assessed against you that can lead to an 80 percent increase in your insurance rates.
For more than a decade, defense attorney Jonathan D. Griffin has been helping people in your situation make informed decisions. He will explain all potential consequences and your range of options, focusing squarely on earning the best possible outcome based on what is most important to you.
Talk To Us About Protecting Your Driving Privileges
Our law firm is a proven resource for people facing all types of traffic charges in Iredell County — including many who were charged while visiting our area from out of state. We have helped hundreds of people protect their licenses and save serious money in the long run.
If you would like to sit down with attorney Jonathan D. Griffin to discuss the charges against you and your options, please contact our Statesville office to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 704-380-9128, or send us an email to get started.