If I got a misdemeanor reckless operation of a personal watercraft, what are my options for proceeding and is it worth getting an attorney to fight the ticket?

My son is 16 and is an out of state resident with a ticket issued.

Asked on July 2, 2012 under Criminal Law, Michigan

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

A reckless driving/operating a motor vehicle ticket is a misdemeanor offense that can have both criminal and insurance repercussions. Criminally, upon a plea of guilty, your son would have this on his record. Insurance wise, your (or your son's) insurance rates will sky rocket due to the reckless driving offense, which can total up to 6 points on a driver's record. You need to consult an experienced attorney to help reduce the nature of this ticket to a lesser offense to avoid the possible criminal and financial penalties.


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