For the second time in ten years, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has been charged with reckless driving. In 2007, he was also charged with reckless driving, and one of his friends died in that incident. In 2009, Smith pleaded guilty, and as part of his sentence, he was ordered to serve 24 days in jail and to perform 500 hours of community service. In his most recent charge, Smith has pleaded not guilty.
In North Carolina, reckless driving can also have serious consequences. Although an active sentence is unlikely in most circumstances, this charge is a class 2 misdemeanor which carries a maximum sentence of 60 days in jail. In addition, a conviction for reckless driving will result in four DMV points and a likely increase in your insurance rate.
If you are charged with reckless driving in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina or one of the surrounding counties, you need an experienced North Carolina traffic attorney to handle your case. An experienced Winston-Salem traffic attorney, with experience in North Carolina traffic law, will guide you through this process to make sure that all of your rights are being protected and that all of your possible defenses are being asserted. Please call us at (336) 725-6559 and schedule a free consultation with a Winston-Salem traffic lawyer to assist you. Our office is located for your convenience in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.