Defending You Against Reckless Driving Charges
Reckless/careless driving can be a serious offense in Missouri. When an accident is involved, there are additional penalties besides those normally associated with reckless driving. It is important to work with a Kansas City careless driving defense attorney to handle your defense against these charges.
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Failure To Yield For A Stop Sign, Traffic Control Device Or Other Drivers
Missouri has very detailed laws regulating who has the right of way in various traffic scenarios. Most of us remember these from our driving tests we took when we were getting our first driver's license. These laws can be a bit complicated. Even though most drivers haven't actually reviewed these laws since they took their initial test to get their license, every driver by law is expected to know and abide by them. If you don't, you can get a traffic ticket, and get penalties against you such as a moving violation and points assessed against your driving record, fines, court costs, and other court-imposed punishments. Some of these traffic scenarios involve failure to yield, failure to stop at stop sign or traffic light, or failure to give right of way to an automobile or a pedestrian.
Other Reckless Driving Scenarios
Many circumstances can lead to charges involving careless or reckless driving:
- Distracted driving: With the increased popularity of cellphones, texting devices and musical devices, drivers are more distracted than ever before, which can lead to serious accidents and criminal charges.
- Driving too fast for conditions: When weather and other local conditions become severe enough, drivers can be charged with reckless driving, regardless of the posted speed limit.
- Failure to see hazards: In many cases, people forget to wipe their windows or they leave visual obstacles hanging from the rearview mirror, preventing them from seeing hazards on the road ahead.
Contact A Lee's Summit Reckless Driving Defense Attorney
I offer free initial consultations, so you can talk with an attorney free of charge and without obligation, to learn more about your case and your options. Call 816-221-5900 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation with an attorney.