A man who paid a reckless driving ticket didn’t know the routine handling of a traffic citation could cost him his license. Fortunately for him, he had a right to know.
A law that was in place for just one year increased the number of points assessed against a drivers license for reckless driving from four to 10. That meant a guilty plea cost him far more than the cost of the ticket. It cost him his driving privileges. Within a year of the law taking effect, legislators rolled back the increased point assessment.
Wirth Law Office’s Tulsa attorneys persuaded a court to toss out the man’s conviction. Appeals courts have consistently ruled that individuals have a right to know the consequences when they enter a plea.
Drivers who pleaded guilty under the law in place during the past year without knowing the consequences may now have an opportunity to get their pleadings tossed out. Even if they again plead out the ticket, under the law in place as of November, 2013, a guilty plea to reckless driving in Oklahoma will not result in automatic revocation of driving privileges.
If you paid a reckless driving ticket in Oklahoma between November 1, 2012 and November 1, 2013 without being told by the court there could be consequences beyond the fines you were required to pay, you may have an opportunity to get your drivers license restored. For a free consultation with a Tulsa traffic citation attorney, contact Wirth Law Office at (918) 879-1681. If you prefer to contact the Tulsa attorney by email. you may send your question using the form at the top right of this page.