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What Is Reckless Driving?

You thought you were being pulled over for speeding. So why did the officer give you a reckless driving ticket? In the Conway and Myrtle Beach areas, reckless driving is a misdemeanor punishable by heavy fines and up to 30 days in jail. It could even cost you your license if it’s your second offense or if you’re a commercial driver.

Simply put, if an officer says you were traveling 25 miles or more over the speed limit, you could be charged with reckless driving. At the Law Office of Melinda Knowles, I can help you understand your charges and fight them in court.

Examples Of Reckless Driving

While speeding over 25 miles per hour is automatically considered reckless driving in Horry County, you could also get a reckless driving ticket if you:

  • Fail to stop for an officer: Even if you signaled your intention to turn into a parking lot, if you don’t pull over immediately, you could be charged with reckless driving.
  • Engage in unsafe passing: This includes passing a slow-moving vehicle on a hill or curve or during weather conditions that create low visibility.
  • Don’t yield the right of way: Did you pull out a little too close to a vehicle that had the right of way? That could result in a misdemeanor traffic charge.

Don’t face the judge, prosecutor and traffic officer alone. Let me stand by your side to make your voice heard and protect your rights.

I Can Act As The Defense You Need

A careless operation attorney can fight your charges in court. I have the experience and skills necessary to develop a custom-tailored and strategic plan to protect your best interests and pursue the ideal outcome in your case.

Learn more about the difference between reckless driving and careless operation by calling me right away. Contact me by calling 843-488-0778 or email me here.