Don’t let a Massachusetts Reckless Driving Traffic Charge Give you a Criminal Record!
Charged with Reckless Driving or other Criminal Motor Vehicle Charge in Massachusetts?
Reckless driving is a criminal charge under Massachusetts traffic law. Under Massachusetts criminal statutes, “reckless driving” is called either “Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle” or “Operating to Endanger”.
If you’ve received a criminal summons to a clerk’s hearing (show cause hearing) on a reckless driving ticket or been arrested, you need legal help.
You may have thought you were just being pulled over for speeding or a traffic ticket, but now you are facing a criminal charge! Even if you just lost concentration for a second, and were distracted by talking on the phone, adjusting the radio, dealing with kids in the back seat, or any number of other common situations, they can still charge you with reckless driving.
A police officer may ticket you for reckless driving for a wide variety of driving behavior, including, speeding at a high rate, crossing the white lines or other erratic or supposedly dangerous driving. But the standard is subjective, so there are often excellent arguments and defenses.
A guilty plea or verdict on any Massachusetts criminal charge including reckless driving carries with it potentially serious penalties, costly fines, points on your insurance, a possible suspended driver’s license and even possible jail time as well as a permanent criminal record if you just plead guilty. Take advantage of my free consultation and I’ll discuss your options when faced with a Massachusetts reckless driving charge.
Can I Beat a Reckless Driving Ticket?
Yes, many of these cases can be dismissed or reduced to a civil, non-criminal offense, either in a clerk’s hearing or a pretrial hearing.
I am in different courts every day, defending my clients rights and freedom on criminal motor vehicle charges and other criminal matters. If you’ve been charged with Reckless Driving, or any other criminal traffic ticket, auto or accident related criminal charge in Massachusetts, give us a call.
Our goal in these cases is always to:
- Avoid a criminal conviction on your record;
- Avoid a license suspension’
- Avoid additional points on your license and increased auto insurance rates.
Our success rate at Clerk Magistrate’s Hearings is excellent. So please call. You really have nothing to lose. We’ll consult with you and lay out your options before you ever have to decide to hire us to fight for you. Defending people accused of criminal traffic charges is what we do. Call me a free consultation on your reckless driving ticket now.