If there is probable cause to believe that you drove “in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property”, you could be charged with reckless driving.
The officer could charge you if you were:
- Driving at an excessive speed.
- Swerving in your lane or into other lanes.
- Following other drivers too closely.
- Driving in a way that showed you did not care about the safety of other people or their property.
The officer who pulled you over decides if he or she will charge you with reckless driving. It is a subjective call.
That’s why you need the experience of James R. Owen and his team to fight for you. Because the charge is solely determined by the ticketing or arresting officer, our team will research your case to try to keep your record clean. We will investigate the actions of the officer to see if he or she was mistaken about what happened. If there is reasonable doubt, your charges could be reduced or dismissed, with our help.
Reckless driving is a Class B misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and fines up to $500. It also carries a penalty of 6 points on your driver’s license.
If you are charged with street racing or speeding with other drivers, you could face drag racing charges. Judges impose harsh sentences on convicted drag racers. Drag racing is also a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail and fines up to $500.
Without a qualified and experienced defense lawyer who knows the traffic laws, you could risk permanent revocation of your driving privileges. James R. Owenand his team will make sure you get the best possible defense.