If you have been charged with reckless driving in Florida, then you may have a defense. Attorney Williams has been successful in getting reckless driving cases dismissed and reduced to civil infractions based on the circumstances surrounding the traffic stop. Even if you don’t think you have a defense, you should always speak to an attorney to make sure you have a full understanding of how the law applies specifically to your case. If you want to know more about defenses to reckless driving, or if you want to speak to a lawyer about how to beat your reckless driving case in Florida, contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.
Reckless driving in Florida is defined under Florida Statute 316.192. A person commits “reckless driving” when they drive a vehicle in a manner that shows a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other persons or property.
Reckless driving is a hybrid misdemeanor, meaning you can be sentenced to up to 90 days in jail, or up to 6 months on probation and up to $500 in fines on your first offense.
Reckless driving is still a hybrid misdemeanor, but you can be sentenced to up to 6 months in jail, or up to 6 months on probation and up to $500 in fines if you have a prior conviction for reckless driving.
Reckless driving is a first-degree misdemeanor, meaning you can be sentenced to up to one year in jail, or up to one year on probation and up to $1,000 in fines if you are convicted of reckless driving causing property damage.
Reckless driving is a third-degree felony, meaning you can be sentenced to up to 5 years in prison, or up to 5 years on probation and up to $5,000 in fines if you are convicted of reckless driving causing serious bodily injury.
Criminal convictions carry severe consequences and can never be removed from your criminal record. If you are convicted of a felony you will lose your right to vote, your right to own firearms, and your ability to maintain certain business licenses, even for a driving offense. You can also lose your ability to receive financial aid, your ability to live in certain places and your ability to obtain a passport.
If you need an attorney who will advise you, fight for your rights, and do everything possible to protect your future, or if someone you know has been charged with reckless driving in Florida then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.