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Reckless Driving

Mayo Bartlett is a Reckless Driving Defense Lawyer who is an experienced and dedicated litigator. Mayo is a former Westchester County Prosecutor who served more than 10 years in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in White Plains New York. He has also been a Reckless Driving Lawyer since 2003. Mayo has a thorough understanding of police procedure as a result of decades spent working with police officers and detectives throughout Westchester County, Putnam County, New York City and the Hudson Valley. He has handled thousands of criminal cases, and has successfully reduced the many violent felony charges to misdemeanors, or had them dismissed entirely. Most importantly, he has an intricate knowledge of the many factors required for a successful defense of Reckless Driving cases.

Mayo Bartlett has extensive experience in New York State and Federal Courts, and he is familiar with every aspect of handling Criminal Motor Vehicle cases such as Reckless Driving from the investigative stage through trial. Our Reckless Driving Lawyers are a part of a Reckless Driving Defense team that works frequently with private investigators and forensic experts to provide you with the best defense.

Reckless Driving Cases

Reckless Driving is found in New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 1212. Even though it is not found in the New York Penal Law, it is a misdemeanor and it carries a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail.

New York Vehicle and Traffic Law 1212 states the following:

Reckless driving shall mean driving or using any motor vehicle, motorcycle or any other vehicle propelled by any power other than muscular power or any appliance or accessory thereof in a manner which unreasonably interferes with the free and proper use of the public highway, or unreasonably endangers users of the public highway. Reckless driving is prohibited. Every person violating this provision shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Driving at an excessive rate, not using turn signals, texting while driving, using a cell phone while driving, drinking and driving and weaving in and out of traffic, are just a few of the ways that you may be charged with Reckless Driving. Reckless driving is also a 5 point infraction and may place your ability to drive in the future in jeopardy. More importantly, if someone is injured as a result of your Reckless Driving, you may face additional greater charges, which may include Vehicular Assault or Vehicular Manslaughter.

It is extremely important that you act responsibly when you drive. Consuming alcohol and Driving While Intoxicated, or smoking Marihuana or using Drugs and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs may lead to charges of Reckless Driving.

If you or a loved one is facing Reckless Driving charges, choosing the right lawyer to defend your case is perhaps the most important decision you will make. It is absolutely critical that you retain the services of an aggressive, highly experienced Reckless Driving Defense Lawyer with a proven track record as soon as you possibly can.

Our Reckless Driving Attorneys are experienced attorneys who will carefully review all of the allegations against you and and present evidence of your innocence to to prosecutor in an effort to avoid charges if they have not already been filed, or to get filed charges reduced or dismissed. Our Reckless Driving Lawyers will meet with you as necessary and assist you in making an informed decision regarding how to proceed with your Reckless Driving Case, including whether to seek a resolution by plea, or whether to go to trial.

With offices located in the Westchester Financial Center which is one block from the White Plains Train Station and bus depot, and two blocks from the Westchester County Court, our criminal defense team handles felonies in Federal Court, as well as New York State Courts in New York City, Westchester County, including Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains, and Yonkers.

Client Reviews
Mr. Bartlett was Compassionate and very well informed about my situation, even though I contacted him at the last minute. He made the process of navigating through this legal system simple. Victor E.
We were very fortunate to find such a knowledgeable and also caring lawyer. Me. Bartlett was accessible throughout the process and he is clearly a respected lawyer in the field. He has integrity and great credentials - I highly endorse Mayo. Lisa G.
I don't have enough words to describe how amazing the experience with Mayo Bartlett was. He work's [sic] very hard to make sure you have winning results. I could not have asked for better services. From the moment I first called until my case was over, I was at ease that I has [sic] made the right choice. Not to mention Mayo is highly respected and well known. I highly recommend. Jordan F.
Mr. Bartlett is the lawyer you can fully trust as well as a person of integrity that delivers on promises. He was always available for me throughout the entire process. Besides being an excellent defense lawyer, Mr. Bartlett is a person very well respected among peers in legal community. If there were more people like Mr. Bartlett this planet would be a much nicer place. Beban S.