How can I fight a reckless driving claim?

Any time an individual is charged with a count of reckless driving, the charge itself needs to be taken very seriously. These types of charges can be extremely detrimental to a person’s record, raising insurance premiums, in some cases even resulting in an individual being dropped from an insurance policy for increasing risk. In a worst case scenario, if your requires a clean driving record, job loss can be a result of a reckless driving conviction. These charges, however, like any other charge that may be issued against an individual, are open to contestation in court if the argument is presented correctly.  So, how can you fight reckless driving charges?

  • The first step in appealing a reckless driving charge is not admitting guilt to the charge in the first place. 
  • If the officer asks that the ticket be signed by the driver at issuance, either refusing to sign it or signing it noting the signature is given “under protest” is important
  • Filing for an appeal in the given frame of time noted on the ticket itself is also necessary. 
  • The dismissal of the charge will depend on the argument presented. For example, you will need to prove that no one was in any danger, and that a dangerous situation had not been presented as a result of your actions when driving. 

These arguments are most often better presented by an experienced attorney, so if you are serious about fighting the charges, you may wish to get legal help.

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