New York Reckless Driving Lawyers

New York Reckless Driving Defense Lawyers

Mayo Bartlett is a New York Reckless Driving Lawyer who has the experience and dedication that you or your loved one needs on their side when facing these criminal charges. He is a former Westchester County prosecutor who served more than 10 years in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in White Plains New York. Mayo has also been a criminal defense attorney since 2003, and he has a thorough understanding of police procedure from years spent working with officers and detectives in White Plains and throughout Westchester County, Putnam County, New York City and the Hudson Valley.

Mr. Bartlett has handled thousands of criminal cases, and has successfully had many felony charges reduced to misdemeanors, or had them dismissed entirely. He has obtained a verdict of not guilty for a variety of violent charges that would have resulted in sentences of decades, and sometimes life in prison. Most importantly, he has an intricate knowledge of the factors that contribute to a successful defense of Reckless Driving cases.

Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions may include, and are not limited to the following:

  1. Loss of your freedom
  2. Loss of your job
  3. Immigration consequences
  4. You may be placed on probation
  5. You may be subjected to random drug testing and be required to undergo drug treatment
  6. You may be ineligible for a professional license 
  7. You may lose your Driver License

Our New York Reckless Driving Lawyers have extensive experience in New York State and Federal Courts, and are familiar with every aspect of handling Criminal Motor Vehicle cases such as Reckless Driving from the investigative stage through trial. We are a part of a criminal defense team that works frequently with private investigators and forensic experts to provide you with the best defense.

Reckless Driving Cases

Reckless Driving is found in New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 1212. Although it is not found in the New York Penal Law, it is a misdemeanor and it carries a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail.

New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 1212 states the following:

Reckless Driving shall mean driving or using any motor vehicle, motorcycle or any other vehicle propelled by any power other than muscular power or any appliance or accessory thereof in a manner which unreasonably interferes with the free and proper use of the public highway, or unreasonably endangers users of the public highway. Reckless driving is prohibited. Every person violating this provision shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Driving at an excessive rate, not using turn signals, texting while driving, using a cell phone while driving, drinking and driving and weaving in and out of traffic, are just a few of the ways that you may be charged with Reckless Driving. Reckless driving is also a 5 point infraction. More importantly, if someone is injured as a result of your Reckless Driving, you may face additional greater charges, which may include Vehicular Assault or Vehicular Manslaughter.

Be responsible when you drive. Consuming alcohol and Driving While Intoxicated, or smoking Marihuana or using Drugs and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs may lead to charges of Reckless Driving.

If you or a loved one is facing Reckless Driving charges, choosing the right lawyer to defend your case is one of the most important, if not the most important, decisions you will ever have to make. It is absolutely critical that you retain the services of an aggressive, highly experienced criminal defense attorney with a proven track record as soon as you possibly can.

Our NY Reckless Driving Attorneys are experienced attorneys who work with forensic experts and private investigators with law enforcement experience. We will carefully scrutinize all of the allegations against you and we will present evidence of your innocence to to prosecutor in an effort to avoid charges if they have not already been filed, or to get filed charges reduced or dismissed. Mayo Bartlett has prosecuted and defended numerous Reckless Driving charges.

As a former Westchester County Prosecutor, Mayo Bartlett understands the considerations that go into the decision to charge a person with Reckless Driving. His experience as a New York Reckless Driving Attorney has proven to be a benefit to his clients in New York State, including Westchester County and New York City. Let us help you.

With offices located in the Westchester Financial Center which is one block from the White Plains Train Station and bus depot, and two blocks from the Westchester County Court, our criminal defense team handles felonies in Federal Court, as well as New York State Courts in New York City, Westchester County, including White Plains, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Rye, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Armonk, Chappaqua, Greenburgh, Elmsford, Valhalla, New Rochelle, Bronxville, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Hartsdale, Harrison, Mount Vernon, Peekskill, Port Chester, Somers, Ossining, Yorktown, Croton on Hudson, Cortlandt, Brewster, Southeast, Putnam Valley, Larchmont, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Pelham, Bedford, New Castle, North Castle, Lewisboro, South Salem, North Salem, Hastings, Pleasantville, Nyack, Ardsley, Irvington, Tuckahoe, Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Rockland County, Ulster County and throughout the Hudson Valley.

Mayo appeared almost every week on a legal panel featured on Richard French Live which is available on WRNN. The show was taped live every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. and airs throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, including the five boroughs of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, the Washington DC Metro Area, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii.

If you or someone you know is facing allegations of Reckless Driving, don’t hesitate. Contact our Reckless Driving Lawyers now to begin the fight to keep your freedom.

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