Are Reckless Driving Tickets In New York Considered Serious Offenses?
Reckless driving tickets in New York are quite serious for the following reasons:
1. They are misdemeanor (criminal) charges
2. They carry 5 points on your New York driver license
3. A conviction can result in your auto insurance being increased
4. Substantial fines will be imposed
How Can I Fight A Reckless Driving Charge In New York?
The good news is that reckless driving tickets are not heard at the Traffic Violations Bureau. Therefore, a favorable outcome via a plea bargain can often be negotiated to avoid a criminal record, lessen DMV points and keep your auto insurance from being raised. Dismissal of these tickets is also possible when there is a defect in the original ticket filed with the court.
Our firm has fought 100s of reckless driving tickets in New York and has a favorably resolved the vast majority of them. Contact us for a free consultation regarding your New York reckless driving ticket.
What Courts Handle Reckless Driving Tickets In New York City?
Below is a list of courts in New York City which handle reckless driving tickets (also known as pink tickets): You can also find these in this New York Traffic Court Directory
Manhattan (New York) Criminal Court
New York, NY 10013
New York Midtown Community Court
314 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Queens Criminal Court
120-55 Queens Blvd
Kew Gardens, NY 11375
Bronx Criminal Court
215 East 161 Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Kings (Brooklyn) Criminal Court
120 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Kings (Brooklyn) Community Court
88-94 Visitation Place
Red Hook, NY 11201
Richmond (Staten Island) Criminal Court
26 Central Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301