Reckless driving in Florida is “driving in a willful and wanton disregard for the lives and property of others” . Reckless driving is usually a misdemeanor crime unless it results in an accident causing a fatality or serious bodily injury. Reckless driving differs from Careless Driving, a traffic citation, in that the person charged clearly intended to drive in a manner that other drivers were placed in danger.
At Skubiak & Rivas, we use our experience to challenge every aspect of our clients Reckless Driving charges and explore every defense available. Many police officers charge individuals with Reckless Driving without enough evidence or facts to substantiate the charge. Contact our office today to discuss the details of your case and possible defenses to your case.
Penalties for Reckless Driving
The potential consequences of and punishments for a conviction of reckless driving can be severe. A reckless driving conviction can result in:
- A misdemeanor criminal record
- Automatic suspension or revocation of your driver’s license
- A substantial fine and a jail sentence
Given the severity of penalties, it’s common for drivers to plea bargain and admit guilt to a less serious offense, such as speeding or some other minor traffic violation.
Reckless driving is a criminal traffic offense in Florida. If you have been charged with reckless driving in Central Florida, contact the skilled criminal defense lawyers of Skubiak & Rivas, P.A., in Orlando. As Central Florida’s traffic defense law firm with over 30 years of combined experience, we are prepared to defend your case. Contact us for a free initial consultation.
If this is your first reckless driving offense, you face up to 90 days in jail and a fine of $500. The charge could add four points to your driving record and create a criminal misdemeanor record if you do not already have one.
In our more than 30 years of combined experience, we have defended thousands of criminal cases and realize that not every reckless driving charge is warranted. There must be evidence of criminal intent, which is often difficult to prove in court.
To increase your chances for acquittal, contact an experienced Orlando reckless driving defense lawyer immediately following your charge. Do not hesitate to fight for the full protection of your rights. Free initial consultation.
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