Causes & Penalties - Reckless Driving

Reckless driving involves carelessness and negligence. While it often includes DWI and DUI, it is not limited to those causes. Any time a driver is careless or dangerous behind the wheel, it constitutes as reckless driving. While the penalties for reckless driving vary from state to state, it usually incurs at least one of several consequences. Among other potential consequences, it can be documented as a misdemeanor, and it can also result in the loss of a driver's license, monetary fines, and time in jail.

Because anyone can make a common driving error unintentionally, one driving error (such as running a red light) will usually not incur a reckless driving charge. It is generally when a person makes several errors simultaneously that he or she may be pulled over on driving charges. A person cannot assume that the reckless driver had been drinking or was on drugs. Instead, it is only after a person is pulled over that a cop can test whether or not the driver was drinking or using drugs.

The Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr. is a law firm serving clients in West Palm Beach, California. The firm has handled many driving cases and has more than 25 years of experience in criminal defense. As such, a West Palm Beach criminal attorney from the firm is prepared to help you.

For a free consultation, contact a West Palm Beach reckless driving lawyer today!


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