Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving can be a very serious offense. It is a Class 1 Misdemeanor, equivalent to a DUI 1st offense.  The penalty for reckless driving offenses can include up to 12 months in jail, fines, and the loss of a license. Points are applied to each reckless driving case and this can impact your insurance premium coverage.

Below is a list of the various reckless driving infractions, and the number of years the offense will remain on your license is noted in parentheses.

Reckless Driving (Felony or Misdemeanor)

  • Reckless driving – speeding in excess of 80 mph (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – racing (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing a school bus (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing on the crest of a hill (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing at a railroad crossing (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – passing two vehicles abreast (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – driving two vehicles abreast (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – driving too fast for conditions (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – failing to give a proper signal (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – faulty brakes/improper control (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – on parking lots, etc. (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – with an obstructed view (11 years)
  • Reckless driving – generally (11 years)
  • Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (5 years)

We have represented hundreds of clients in reckless driving, DUI and other criminal type cases. If you need representation with these types of cases, please call us today.