Hancock Law Firm gives an overview of what is considered reckless driving in North Carolina.

What to Know About Reckless Driving in North Carolina

Most traffic and speeding offenses are not considered to be serious crimes, but rather infractions, in the state of North Carolina. However, there are still some that carry more serious consequences that may stay on your record forever. One such offense: Reckless Driving. 

Reckless Driving is a moving violation, considered to be a class 2 misdemeanor, which will leave you with four points on your license. The good news is that your license is not likely to be revoked for such a conviction short of other present factors. 

Types of Reckless Driving

There are several types of reckless driving for which you may be charged. They include the following:

  1. A driver of a vehicle on a highway or public vehicular area who carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregards the safety or rights of others. 
  2. A driver of a vehicle on a highway or public vehicular area lacks due caution and circumspection by driving at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger or likely endanger any persons or property. This is the most commonly charged type of reckless driving.
  3. A driver going more than 15 miles per hour over the posted speed limit of more than 55 mph.
  4. A driver speeding over 80 mph.
  5. A person driving a commercial motor vehicle carrying an oversize or overweight load who does so carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others or without due caution and circumspection and at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger or likely endanger any persons or property. 

Hancock Law Firm, PLLC Helps Those in North Carolina Who Have Been Charged with Reckless Driving

If you or a loved one has been charged with Reckless Driving in North Carolina, a conviction can leave you with long-lasting consequences. That is why it is so important to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced North Carolina Criminal Defense attorneyAt Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, we understand how a reckless driving conviction can negatively impact many aspects of your life and will fight to minimize the consequences and impact of your charges. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!