Saturday, October 7, 2017

Nevada Rejects Interim Suspension For Reckless Driving First Offense

The Nevada Supreme Court rejected a petition of the State Bar to impose an interim suspension of an attorney convicted of reckless driving

This is a petition under SCR 111 concerning attorney Rahul Kulkarni, based on a conviction for reckless driving, a misdemeanor in violation of NRS 484B.653(1)(a). See NRS 484B.653(3)(a) (providing that first-offense violation of NRS 484B.653(1)(a) is a misdemeanor). Kulkarni self-reported the conviction to the State Bar as required by SCR 111(2). Because the conviction is not for a "serious crime" as defined in SCR 111(6), temporary suspension and referral for disciplinary proceedings are not mandatory. SCR 111(7), (8). Having considered the petition and supporting documentation, we conclude that Kulkarni's offense is a minor one that does not warrant the imposition of a temporary suspension or referral to a disciplinary board at this time. See SCR 111(9). We therefore decline to take any action on the petition.

The links to the Nevada cases do not work. They can be found under unpublished opinions on the court's web page. (Mike Frisch)

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Posted by: phoenix municipal court records | Apr 25, 2018 2:27:39 AM

In most circumstances, reckless driving is charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor under Virginia law. The penalties for a Class 1 misdemeanor conviction can include up to a year in jail, up to $2,500 in fines, driver’s license suspension, and six (6) demerit points on your driving record.

Posted by: zach spanier | Nov 30, 2018 6:04:24 PM

A first offense reckless driving charge can be very worrisome because you have never been through such a charge before.

Posted by: Zach Spanier | Jan 19, 2019 4:52:05 AM

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