Baltimore Reckless Driving Lawyer
If you or a loved one is being charged with a traffic violation, a conviction can result in devastating consequences. A skilled attorney can defend you throughout the process and fight to ensure no additional points are added to your license.
I offer a free initial consultation by phone or at any of my four office locations in Baltimore, Annapolis, Ocean City or Bel Air. With more than 35 years of experience as a defense attorney, I have guided clients through even the most complex criminal matter. Do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation with me, Charles L. Waechter, to discuss your dilemma.
- Negligent driving is a traffic offense that might result in fines, loss of driving privileges and increased insurance premiums. Typically, negligent driving is defined as operating a motor vehicle in a careless manner that endangers property or the safety of any individual. This charge is not as serious as reckless driving, but carries stiff penalties upon conviction.
- Reckless driving is a serious traffic offense punishable by fines, additional points against your driver’s license and the potential loss of driving privileges. A charge of reckless driving generally means that the driver was acting in a manner that indicates a willful disregard for the safety of people or property. Often, excessive speed is the most common example of reckless driving.
Nearly every violation carries with it a specified number of points. As these points accumulate on your driving record, the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) keeps note and will suspend your driving privileges when your points reach a certain level. You will receive a notice that the MVA will suspend or revoke your driving privileges. You must defend your driving record in an administrative hearing with the MVA. It is crucial to get a skilled lawyer involved as soon as possible. While it is possible to defend yourself, an attorney generally has better access to resources and a thorough understanding of the applicable laws. Trust my firm to aggressively fight on your behalf.