Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving is more severe than Careless Driving, and it is considered a Major Traffic Offense. It includes an accusation that a person drove a motor vehicle without caring about the safety of people on the road or property. Typically, Reckless Driving charges are issued to drivers who are street racing, incidents of road rage, or excessive speeding.

Consequences

A sentence for Reckless Driving includes the possibility of jail time, fines, court costs and an assessment of 8 points against your driving privilege. A conviction for Reckless Driving could also result in direct DMV consequences.

MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC OFFENSE PENALTIES

CHARGE

Minimum

Reckless Driving

(a class 2 traffic offense)

10 days jail

$150 fine

2nd Reckless Driving

 (a class 2 traffic offense)

10 days jail

$150 fine

A second or subsequent conviction of Reckless Driving carries an even tougher possible sentence of up to six months in prison and a fine of one- thousand dollars. A charge of Reckless Driving is a habitual traffic strike.

It is important to take traffic tickets seriously and understand Reckless Driving laws to retain your driving privileges. Contact Reckless Driving Defense Lawyer Steven J. Pisani for a free consultation.

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