Will Reckless Driving Go On My Record?

Being pulled over for speeding is an occurrence that happens to almost every driver at one point. However, when speeding turns to reckless driving, you may be issued a more serious citation that can have an even greater negative impact on your driving record in Maryland. Without the help of an experienced traffic violations lawyer, you may be able to avoid hefty fines, revocation of driving privileges, or other severe penalties.

If you have been stopped for reckless driving, you may have legal options to fight your charges or have them expunged with the help of a skilled traffic violation lawyer at The Law Office of Hillel Traub. We have over 20 years of experience litigating fiercely for our clients and protecting their legal rights. To keep your driving record clean and avoid other severe consequences, we can handle all aspects of your case from initial consultation to trial. With a track record of proven results, we offer personalized legal guidance and meticulous representation for peace of mind during the legal process.

What Are Penalties for Reckless Driving in Maryland?

In Maryland, reckless driving is described as driving with wanton or intentional disregard for the safety of others or property, or in a manner that indicates such. To find you guilty of reckless driving, law enforcement must prove that you drove with a purposeful disregard for the safety of others and property or your actions indicated an intentional disregard for the safety of others and property. This allows them to charge you with reckless driving without demonstrating or proving any intent for the judge to find you guilty of the offense.

The following are reckless driving penalties in Maryland:

  • Your reckless driving citation may go on your driving record, including six points. Accumulating eight or more points within a two-year period leads to license suspension.
  • You may incur a reckless driving fine of $510.License suspension or revocation
  • Insurance rate increases
  • Enrollment in a Driver Improvement Program

Reckless driving can have significant consequences for your driving record, depending on the number of points you have within a two-year period. Retaining the help of an experienced traffic violations lawyer may help you avoid incurring points so you may keep your driving record clean, as well as paying high fines and other potential penalties.

Possible Defenses for Reckless Driving in Maryland

There are several possible defenses for avoiding a reckless driving traffic violation on your driving record:

  • You were not the driver
  • You were not driving recklessly

Retaining a Maryland reckless driving lawyer may help make a difference in avoiding charges against you. To fight to keep your driving record clean, Attorney Hillel Traub is well-versed in building a robust defense on your behalf and protecting your legal rights with personalized legal strategies.

Speak With an Experienced Maryland Reckless Driving Lawyer at The Law Office of Hillel Traub

Having a reckless driving violation on your driving record can be devastating, especially if you have accumulated points in a two-year period. Attorney Hillel Traub at The Law Office of Hillel Traub is a former lawyer from MVA with over 20 years of dedicated experience fighting for clients throughout Maryland. We have a proven track record of success and are prepared to build a robust case on your behalf to keep your driving record clean.

For a no-cost consultation, call us at (410) 580-1100 or fill out our contact form for an overview of your best legal options to keep reckless driving off your driving record.