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Careless and Reckless Driving

The Criminal Defense Team of Hatch, Little & Bunn handles all Wake County traffic and criminal charges.

Reckless driving is a commonly charged traffic offense and often accompanies other traffic charges such as speeding tickets, failure to reduce speed, hit & run, fleeing to elude, or driving while impaired. While the charge of careless and reckless driving may be common, it is a ticket you need to take very seriously. Careless and reckless driving generally applies to any person who carelessly and heedlessly drives in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others or any person who drives without due caution and circumspection and at a speed or in a manner so as to likely endanger any person or property. While this is a traffic related offense, it is codified under the North Carolina General Statutes as a Class 2 misdemeanor. If convicted of Careless and Reckless Driving, the charge will be reflected on both your criminal and driving record. Also, you could face up to a $1,000 fine, and depending on your record, anywhere from 1-60 days in jail. Finally, it’s a steep DMV penalty that will put 4 points on your license and a significant increase in your insurance premium. If you are charged with careless and reckless driving, you should consult the experienced attorneys of Hatch, Little & Bunn’s Criminal Defense Team.

Our team will assess your ticket and your driving record to come up with the best resolution for your case. Let us save you the hassle of a court appearance and the stress of not knowing if a judge will show you mercy or not. A careless and reckless driving charge conviction can carry lasting consequences and should not be treated lightly.

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Call 919-714-4306 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with Hatch, Little & Bunn’s Criminal Defense Team. We can help protect your driving record throughout Wake County.


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