RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE IN North Carolina

RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE IN NORTH CAROLINA

Reckless driving or dangerous driving is a major moving traffic violation in North Carolina.

Reckless driving in North Carolina is a more serious offense than careless driving, improper driving, or driving without due care and attention and punishable by fines, imprisonment, and/or driver’s license suspension or revocation.

Reckless driving is a mental state in which the driver displays a wanton disregard for the rules of the road.

Have you been charged with reckless driving in North Carolina?

Are you facing a reckless driving charge in Maryland, Massachusetts or North Carolina?

How your case is handled may make all the difference in world as to how your life progresses from this potentially traumatic event.  Don’t let someone who will not keep you informed as to the status of your case keep you in the dark.  The relationship you have with your attorney during this very difficult period can have a substantial impact on your mental health.  You need and deserve a lawyer who is looking out for you.

You want a lawyer who will take the time to sit down with you and explain the process and why a particular strategy is being used.  You want a lawyer who will listen to you and keep your best interests at heart.

If you need help to defend yourself against a reckless driving charge in North Carolina, then contact the SRIS Law Group North Carolina reckless driving defense lawyers for help.

How can a SRIS Law Group lawyer help you?

First and foremost, we will discuss your case with you.  We will explain to you the different options you have and the pros and cons of each option.  We do not require clients to come in and sit down and talk with us.  Certainly, our clients are welcome to come in and talk with us.  However, we understand that clients are very busy and may not have the time to come to the office.  Therefore, we allow clients to consult with us by phone first and let the clients decide whether they need to come in and meet with their attorney.  To learn more about how a SRIS Law Group can help you, please call us at 888-437-7747 and speak with a lawyer the same day.

Our North Carolina reckless driving defense attorneys will do their best to help you.

  • North Carolina General Statutes § 20‑140.  Reckless driving

(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 shall be guilty of reckless driving.

(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 shall be guilty of reckless driving.

(c)        Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 435, s. 23.

(d)       Reckless driving as defined in subsections (a) and (b) is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

(e)        Repealed by Session Laws 1983, c. 435, s. 23.

(f)        A person is guilty of the Class 2 misdemeanor of reckless driving if the person drives a commercial motor vehicle carrying a load that is subject to the permit requirements of G.S. 20‑119 upon a highway or any public vehicular area either:

(1)        Carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others; or

(2)        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.

  • § 20‑140.2.  Overloaded or overcrowded vehicle

No person shall operate upon a highway or public vehicular area a motor vehicle which is so loaded or crowded with passengers or property, or both, as to obstruct the operator’s view of the highway or public vehicular area, including intersections, or so as to impair or restrict otherwise the proper operation of the vehicle.

The SRIS Law Group lawyers assist clients in the following counties in North Carolina:

Mecklenburg County, Wake County, Guilford County, Forsyth County, Cumberland County, Durham County, Buncombe County, Gaston County, New Hanover County, Union County, Cabarrus County, Davidson County, Catawba County, Johnston County, Onslow County, Iredell County, Pitt County, Alamance County, Randolph County, Rowan County, Robeson County, Orange County, Wayne County, Harnett County, Henderson County, Cleveland County, Brunswick County, Craven County, Rockingham County, Nash County, Burke County, Moore County, Caldwell County, Wilson County, Surry County, Lincoln County, Wilkes County, Rutherford County, Carteret County, Sampson County, Chatham County, Stanly County, Lenoir County, Lee County, Haywood County, Franklin County, Halifax County, Columbus County, Granville County, Edgecombe County, Duplin County.