A reckless driving charge is one of the more serious traffic offenses that one can commit in the state of Arizona. It is defined as a person driving a vehicle with reckless disregard for the safety of other persons or property.
The crime of reckless driving can be either a class 1 or class 2 misdemeanor depending on the circumstances. The first time offense is typically classified as a class 2 misdemeanor and can carry a punishment of up to four months in jail and a $750 fine. If convicted of reckless driving, a person could also lose their driver’s license and be forced to complete traffic survival school.
When the person is convicted of reckless driving and has a previous reckless driving conviction on the record already, they’re typically charged with a class one misdemeanor, which carries a higher and much tougher punishment.
Reckless Driving Attorney – Kyle T. Green
I often work with clients who have been previously charged with a DUI who are sometimes offered a plea bargain deal by the prosecution. This plea bargain includes pleading guilty to reckless driving charges to avoid the DUI charge. In other cases, I have represented those who were charged with reckless driving and have successfully defended them.My previous experience as a prosecutor gives me an edge when defending reckless driving charges. I have knowledge of how both the prosecuting attorney and the court approaches such charges, which allows me to put up a strong case for having charges dropped or reduced.
Let’s Review Your Case
When you have been charged with Reckless Driving or any other traffic offense, I strongly urge you to give my office a call at 480-331-7568. The first step in successfully defending these types of charges is to review all of the evidence and facts of the case. We will do this through a complimentary case review. By the end of this case review, you’ll have a clear understanding of how we will proceed with your defense.