Tickets For Reckless Or Inattentive Driving
Reckless driving and inattentive driving are kind of catch-all offenses. Many driving behaviors may lead to a law enforcement officer issuing a ticket. Something as simple as drifting from your lane while changing a radio station could result in a citation for inattentive driving, because the officer thought you were not paying complete attention to the road when you were behind the wheel.
Rustam A. Barbee, Attorney at Law, has helped many individuals with reckless or inattentive driving citations. Rustam has over 25 years of experience protecting the rights of those who have received traffic tickets or been charged with crimes. He knows how to help you fight the charges you are facing and will explore all options to help you protect your rights.
Skilled Reckless Driving Defense For Civilians And Military Members
Many of Rustam's traffic ticket clients are military members who are licensed drivers in other states. Rustam understands that service members have specific needs that must be addressed. As your lawyer, he will work with you to protect you from the harsh penalties that can apply to traffic tickets in Hawaii and your home state.
While it is rare for the traffic courts to revoke a person's license, know that the more tickets you receive, the greater the penalties that could potentially be handed down in your case. You need to take reckless driving and any other traffic ticket seriously. Pleading guilty and paying the fine without knowing the consequences could leave you with a lifelong criminal record.
After a reckless driving or excessive speeding conviction, you will need to obtain SR-22 insurance coverage. SR-22 policies are extremely expensive and difficult to obtain. You must retain SR-22 coverage for three years after a DUI, and the costs of this insurance often add thousands of dollars to the DUI penalties handed down by the state.
Protect Your License — Call For A Free Consultation
To learn how Rustam can help you with reckless or inattentive driving citations, please call his Honolulu office at (808) 524-4406 or send him an email. He offers free consultations to motorists, commercial drivers and military members throughout Hawaii who have received traffic tickets or been charged with crimes.
Use of Electronic Device
Distracted driving is one of the most frequent causes of motor vehicle accidents. Officials have long struggled with finding ways to get motorists to put their phones down when they are behind the wheel.
In 2013, Hawaii passed an aggressive mobile device law that calls for mandatory court appearances for those who receive these tickets, which can include texting while driving or talking on a handheld cellphone while behind the wheel. While mobile device tickets no longer come with a mandatory court appearance, you need to be aware of the potential consequences that can result if you are issued one of these citations.
Protecting You Against The Consequences Of Traffic Tickets
Rustam A. Barbee, Attorney at Law, has represented many clients who have received distracted driving citations. As your lawyer, Rustam can help you protect your driving privileges and reduce the potential fines and increased insurance costs that come with traffic tickets.
Penalties that may result from mobile device tickets include:
- Fines in excess of $200
- Increased insurance costs
- Enhanced potential penalties for future traffic tickets
Using a cellphone, GPS device, MP3 player or gaming system may lead to these charges. You may be tempted to pay the fine if you are ticketed, but know that this could hurt you in the long run. It could hurt your career if you need a license to drive and could make it difficult for you to make ends meet.
Rustam will help you evaluate your options. He will pursue opportunities to lessen or reduce the penalties associated with your traffic ticket. He will negotiate to help you find a result that works for you. He has extensive courtroom experience and knows how to challenge tickets at trial, if necessary.
Schedule Your Free Consultation With Rustam A. Barbee
To meet with Rustam to discuss your case, call his Honolulu office at (808) 524-4406 or send an email. He represents motorists, commercial drivers and military members throughout Hawaii who have received distracted driving citations.