According to New Mexico code 66-8-113, reckless driving is defined as operating a vehicle “carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others and without due caution and circumspection and at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property.” Also, police officers often attach the charges of careless or reckless driving when evidence of other legal infractions is unavailable or insufficient.
Reckless/Careless Driving Penalties
Because the lives of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians are potentially in danger of personal injury during incidents of careless driving, penalties are more severe than for other traffic violations. However, much can be done to avoid these reckless endangerment and careless driving penalties and prove your innocence with a skilled criminal defense attorney such as those at Patrick J. Martinez & Associates standing by your side.
Contact Our New Mexico Reckless Endangerment Attorney
Because reckless driving convictions can have serious effects on your life and future driving privileges, Attorney Patrick J. Martinez wants to help you avoid severe penalties. With 15 years of experience defending those facing reckless endangerment charges, Mr. Martinez will work tirelessly to strategically plan your defense, to protect your rights and freedoms in court as an experienced trial lawyer, and to minimize the severity of your sentence if convicted. For a skilled criminal defense lawyer for your reckless driving case, contact Patrick J. Martinez & Associates.