Reckless Driving in West Palm Beach
Penalties in Florida
A motor vehicle operator can be arrested for reckless driving if they endanger the safety of other drivers and pedestrians. The penalties for a conviction will vary depending on the facts of the case. Minimally you will be facing up to three months in jail and a $500 fine. Sentencing will be more severe if the offense also involved driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A reckless driving accident that caused physical injuries can be charged as a third degree felony, with penalties that include:
- A maximum of 5 years in prison
- Up to $5,000 in fines
Even a reckless driving accident that only cause property damage can result in incarceration for up to a year and fines of up to $1,000. A guilty verdict in any reckless driving case can also lead to the suspension of your driver's license, points on your DMV record and increased insurance rates.
If you are facing reckless driving charges, your best defense can be a West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney that will protect your rights and aggressively challenge the prosecution's case. My name is Phillip Ridolfo, Jr. and I am a West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer who has successfully represented many clients accused of reckless driving. Early intervention by a knowledgeable litigator can be important to the results of your case, and may even bring about a reduction in charges or case dismissal.
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The Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr. was established to provide my clients with all of the benefits a small law firm has to offer, such as personalized service and case management by a seasoned criminal defense professional. I care about my clients and the legal difficulties they are experiencing, and will develop an aggressive defense strategy to protect your rights and freedom.
Contact The Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr. for the professional legal defense you need and deserve.