Many people have heard of reckless driving, but they are not familiar with how the Connecticut legislature defines it. Under current Connecticut law, if you are caught speeding in excess of 85 miles per hour, this automatically qualifies as reckless driving. The second way a driver can be charged with reckless driving is if someone operates a vehicle at a rate of speed or in any other way which endangers a life without regard to this danger, including if he or she operates a motor vehicle with a defective mechanism and he or she knows it.
Furthermore, people do not realize just how severe the consequences of reckless driving can be. Not only do you face the possibility of further license suspension, fines, a record and jail time, but your insurance rates will likely rise and you may be forced to miss work, which can affect you and your family's livelihood, because no work permits are available if you lose your license due to reckless driving.
If you are charged with reckless driving, before you make any statements to police to try and explain your actions, you should seek out qualified counsel from a Connecticut careless driving defense attorney at Mark M. Kratter, LLC. Our attorneys know how to defend these cases, including how to represent you in court, negotiate with the prosecutor, and how to discern fair deal from a quick plea offering that is not in your best interest. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you during a free initial consultation.
Thorough Criminal Defense Representation for All Traffic Offenses
Since 1993, Norwalk reckless driving charges defense attorney Mark Kratter has been representing clients in criminal court. When handling your case he will:
- Analyze the evidence, how it was collected, your past driving record and other factors that may be relevant to your case
- Explain your legal options given the facts of the case
- Discuss the likely outcomes of different strategies in detail
- Appear by your side at the mandatory court appearance and vigorously advocate on your behalf
As a respected Connecticut criminal lawyer he is often able to negotiate with prosecutors, and if your case goes to trial he will provide an aggressive defense based on thorough preparation, examination of the evidence and police procedures, and courtroom skill.
Take the first step toward protecting your license, your record and your freedom. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable attorney at Mark M. Kratter, LLC about your rights and options by calling 203-286-4623 or 866-LAWS4CT (529-7428).
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