Q: I was charged with reckless driving in SC. The road was wet and when I pulled out my tires spun. I was also arrested.
I have no criminal record. No priors other then one speeding ticket. The officer sent me to jail for the night. What should I do to fight this in court?
Bottom line: Contact an attorney to see what options might be available to you and your specific set of circumstances prior to your court date.
Reckless Driving is a serious traffic offense and can lead to issues with license suspension, insurance premium increases, and other employment-related issues if you are convicted. Reckless driving is an arrestable offense, but the officer had the choice to take you to jail (they could have given you a citation in lieu of arrest). This tells me that he/she thought something happened that warranted extreme measures. Whether or not that was the case is an argument to be presented later. In general, officers prosecute their own traffic tickets in South Carolina, so having someone on your side who knows the law and has experience in traffic court is imperative to getting the best possible results.
I wish you luck and would be happy to assist should you like to discuss your case further.
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