Resolving Reckless Driving Charges

At Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC, we represent residents and people from other states charged with reckless driving in North Carolina. The firm has provided defense representation to the community for more than 50 years.

Greg Plumides and John Cacheris are experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorneys who know how to fight the criminal charges and the driver's license suspension. They will review the police report and arrest record to determine whether the police followed proper procedure. If your constitutional rights were violated during the traffic stop or arrest, they will argue for the reduction or dismissal of the charges.

Call 704-323-7833 to discuss your specific situation. We serve clients throughout the Charlotte area.

What Penalties Do You Face For Reckless Driving?

In North Carolina, reckless driving is a misdemeanor, not a traffic violation. A conviction or guilty plea can include penalties such as:

  • A fine
  • A jail sentence
  • In some cases, depending on your record, the suspension of your driver's license

You will also have four points placed on your driving record for reckless driving. As a misdemeanor, a reckless driving conviction will affect both your criminal and driving records. Your auto insurance rates may also increase. Because of the serious nature of the penalties, it is best to work with a lawyer to handle reckless driving charges.

Your License, Insurance Rates And Criminal Records Are At Stake

North Carolina statute describes reckless driving as:

  • (a) Any person who drives any vehicle upon a highway or any public vehicular area carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others
  • (b) Any person who drives any vehicle upon a highway or any public vehicular area without due caution and circumspection and at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property

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