Do Most People Know About The Reckless Driving Traffic Laws?
Several laws changed just recently and most people are probably not aware of those changes. The new laws are confusing in regards to which apply as far as traffic laws or other criminal things, which is a great reason someone might want to at least talk to an attorney.
We offer free consultations so that clients can at least discuss what is going on and they can find out what is in their best interest before they pull any money out of their pocket.
Speeding And Reckless Driving Can Get You In A Lot Of Trouble With The Law And With The Insurance Company
A speeding ticket for someone who was 25mph over the speed limit would be a Class B, whereas if it was 35mph and over, it would be a class A. Technically, 35mph and over could also be considered a reckless driving charge, and there is a statute for that.
Also insurance companies take reckless driving charges very seriously. They will heavily increase a person’s rate and may even drop someone from their own insurance.
This is why hiring an attorney in these types of situation is so critical. You want to avoid any kind of reckless driving charge on your record.
Short And Long Term Effects Of Traffic Violations On One’s Record
As we mentioned, with a reckless driving conviction on your record, your insurance most likely would go up immediately. This is why it would be a good idea to hire an attorney to try and make sure you would get supervision versus a conviction. With supervision or if you beat the charge with an attorney’s assistance, there would not be a conviction listed on your record.
You would only need to pay a fine and perhaps take traffic school courses.
Ignorance Of The Law Is Not Any Kind Of Defense
Ignorance of the law is never an excuse for any type of crime, including traffic violations. It does not matter whether or not you know you are speeding. Otherwise, everyone would claim they didn’t know. The best thing to do once you are pulled over for speeding is to say nothing at all.
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