Reckless Driving VTL 1212


Reckless Driving may well be one of the more dangerous summonses to receive.

First, reckless driving is a misdemeanor. Therefore, if you are convicted of reckless driving, you are going to have a criminal record.

Second, a reckless driving conviction will result in points on your driver's license, even though the conviction comes from a pink summons instead of a more traditional traffic ticket.

Third, there will be mandatory surcharges associated with a VTL offense that will make the total cost of this conviction higher than most.

Fourth, the JHOs in the summons parts often can be made upset at the behavior described in these reckless driving summonses, making favorable resolutions difficult or even impossible. I recently appeared on a reckless driving summons in which the JHO took the opportunity to make a speech in open court about the dangers of drag racing. Needless to say that case was not resolved on that day. When reckless driving cases are resolved, it is often with higher fines than other sorts of common summons matters.

The text of the reckless driving statute:

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.


Information Provided by Shalley and Murray

The content in this site is sponsored by Shalley and Murray, a new york city criminal defense law firm. Shalley and Murray is a private criminal defense law firm that can help with your pink summons case. Learn more about hiring an attorney from Shalley and Murray.

We are not the court. We provide this site for free for people who need information about pink summonses. Please feel free to call us toll free with questions about pink summonses during regular business hours at 718-268-2171.

Related New York Criminal Court Links

The following are links to related sites with more information about pinks summons cases or information about other aspects of the New York Criminal Justice System, including a link to webcrims, a way to check online where and when your case (including pink summons matter) is pending:

Copyright 2010-2018 by Shalley and Murray,

80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 702, Kew Gardens, NY  11415


Attorney Advertising

Powered by Squarespace.