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Long Island Lawyer Helps Clients Oppose Reckless Driving Charges

Dedicated defense attorney represents motorists throughout New York

Under New York law, various types of alleged conduct can trigger a reckless driving charge. Unlike other types of traffic offenses, reckless driving is a misdemeanor criminal allegation that can lead to jail time and a record. Michael E. Beer, Attorney at Law in Woodmere represents motorists in these serious matters and challenges the evidence brought forth by prosecutors. Whether the alleged conduct involves speeding, weaving or some other type of reckless road behavior, our Long Island firm has delivered strong advice and advocacy since 1993. We can maximize your chance for a positive outcome.

Accomplished law firm handles a full range of reckless driving allegations

According to New York law, a driver can be charged with reckless driving for operating a vehicle in a manner that unreasonably interferes with the proper use of a public road or unreasonably endangers others who are using that road. We will review all of the facts in your situation and outline how the law applies. Attorney Michael Beer can assist you in any type of reckless driving case, including those involving:

  • Excessive speed — Unlike the standard used for speeding tickets, there is not a set standard to determine how fast someone must be driving to justify an allegation of recklessness.
  • Failing to signal — Switching lanes without signaling or in an erratic manner might be misconstrued as reckless driving. However, sudden changes might be justified by a mechanical issue, traffic or an object in the road.
  • Multiple offenses — Penalties increase if you are convicted of multiple reckless driving charges within an 18-month period. A third offense can trigger a jail sentence of up to 180 days and a fine of more than $1,000.

From criminal charges to traffic tickets, our firm has the ability and experience to expose flaws in the case against you so that you can avoid unfair punishment.

Contact an aggressive New York traffic defense lawyer for a free initial consultation

Michael E. Beer, Attorney at Law represents New York clients in reckless driving prosecutions and other traffic matters. Please call 516-569-4107 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in Woodmere, Long Island.