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Reckless Driving Attorney in New York, NY

30 E 33rd Street4th FloorNew York, NY 10016-5337
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Reckless driving is a misdemeanor in New York State. A conviction means a criminal record. Police officers have wide latitude in determining the definition of reckless. Judges also have discretion to impose severe penalties, even for a first offense. As a result, drivers may commit a minor infraction and still find themselves facing serious penalties, including fines, five points on their driver's license, suspension, revocation and even jail time. Collateral effects can include increased...

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Reckless driving is a misdemeanor in New York State. A conviction means a criminal record. Police officers have wide latitude in determining the definition of reckless. Judges also have discretion to impose severe penalties, even for a first offense. As a result, drivers may commit a minor infraction and still find themselves facing serious penalties, including fines, five points on their driver's license, suspension, revocation and even jail time. Collateral effects can include increased insurance premiums and a criminal record.
 
Attorney Karen A. Friedman, whose primary office is in New York City, works to level the playing field for clients throughout the state who find themselves in this predicament. As a seasoned trial attorney with close to 30 years' experience, she fights for the rights of clients who have been arrested for reckless driving and other traffic and criminally-related offenses.
 
Contact Ms. Friedman and she will listen to and evaluate your circumstances and discuss your options. When you retain her services, she will represent you throughout the duration of your legal matter working within the court system to achieve the most positive results. The best possible scenario is a dismissal; however, a reduction to an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal or an infraction with no points is preferable to a criminal record.

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You do not need to have a long rap sheet for a reckless driving conviction to change your life. Doctors, lawyers, professional drivers and other responsible people from all walks of life have suffered as a result of reckless driving charges they were unable to defend. As reckless driving arrests are frequently made, you need an attorney who is effective in the courtroom.

Karen A. Friedman is that attorney. She will uncover the evidence, raise the questions and make the arguments necessary to defend your case. She will also work to expedite the legal process so you can get this unpleasant matter behind you. Ms. Friedman is the president of the Association of Motor Vehicle Trial Attorneys. For more information, contact her in New York City today at 212-213-2145 or her upstate office number at (845) 266-4400.

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Reckless Driving
Reckless driving is an unclassified misdemeanor in New York State. If you are charged with reckless driving, contact Karen Friedman.
Trucking Attorney
If you make a living from your commercial driver's license (CDL), or if you operate a commercial trucking company, you understand the importance of keeping your driver's license clean and the trucks rolling.
Commercial Driver Tickets
If you are a commercial truck or bus driver who has been charged with a traffic violation, it is important to get legal representation.
License and Insurance Violations
If you are arrested for driving with a suspended driver's license, you may need assistance in straightening out your driving record.
DWI/DWAI
Karen Friedman can represent you in the administrative safety hearing and in the criminal DWI trial.
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