Reckless driving may sound like a minor offense, but it is actually a major moving violation that could result in criminal charges against you. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the reckless driving charges, you could face jail time too. The charges could be greater if you were recklessly driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). As was previously mentioned in a blog article, major traffic violations can result in your driver’s license being suspended or revoked.
But what does the state of California consider is reckless driving? It is:
- “A person who drives a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.”
- “A person who drives a vehicle in an off-street parking facility, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 12500, in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.”
- “Except as otherwise provided in Section 40008, persons convicted of the offense of reckless driving shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for not less than five days nor more than 90 days or by a fine of not less than one hundred forty-five dollars ($145) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment, except as provided in Section 23104 or 23105.” – V C Section 23103 Reckless Driving, California Department of Motor Vehicles
Even an accumulation of speeding tickets could warrant for reckless driving charges to count against you. But you need an attorney to help you fight back! Contact the Law Offices of Holden W. Green and ask to speak with Attorney Green. He is an experienced criminal defense lawyer and can help clear your name of reckless driving charges.