RECKLESS DRIVING CHARGES
Reckless driving charges can come with some serious penalties, which only increase with subsequent offenses. Losing your license or serving jail time will have a detrimental impact on your life or others who depend on you. You should know that you have options, and with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney, there are ways to fight a reckless driving charge.
If convicted, a reckless driving charge carries up to ninety days of jail time and large fines. The penalties for your reckless driving charge also increase with damages to property or human injury. If your reckless driving results in property damage, you will face up to a year of jail time and $1,000 fines, as well as a first-degree misdemeanor charge. If injuring someone, you will face a third degree felony, up to five years of jail time, and up to $5,000 in fines. A reckless driving charge will also add 4 points to your driver’s license.
There are ways to fight a reckless driving charge; the specifics of “reckless driving” are somewhat ambiguous, and there is no criterion to define what reckless driving truly is. If you do not believe you were driving recklessly, or simply made a mistake, please contact criminal defense lawyer Jason Cromey to discuss your case.