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When it comes to traffic violations, law enforcement have been known to beef up charges in order to justify giving out a ticket. In the case of reckless driving, you may have been driving in a safe manner and still cited for operating unsafely. Let me fight your ticket for you. Since 2006, my clients have trusted me when their driving privileges were in jeopardy and they needed a Sarasota reckless driving lawyer. I have the experience to help you tell your side of the story and avoid having this offense on your record.
What Is Reckless Driving?
When you are pulled over for a citation, an allegation of reckless driving is a choice made by the police officer.
You could be cited for reckless driving if you:
- Fled law enforcement
- Committed a first degree misdemeanor with your vehicle
- Used your vehicle to cause serious bodily injury to someone else
- Abused substances while operating your vehicle
Consequences of a Conviction
As these are considered more serious traffic violations, being convicted of reckless driving could result in license suspension, mandatory driver education programs, and even a psychosocial evaluation to put you in a drug/alcohol treatment program.
You could also face:
- Imprisonment of up to 90 days for a first offense
- Fines of up to $500
- A criminal record following you around for years to come
Will A Reckless Driving Conviction Lead To The Suspension of My Driver’s License?
Yes, a reckless driving conviction can potentially lead to the suspension of your driver's license. In Florida, reckless driving is considered a serious traffic offense, and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has the authority to take administrative action against your driving privileges.
A conviction for reckless driving can add four points to your driving record. If you have a bad driving record already, you are more likely to get your license suspended. If you received points from out-of-state tickets, they will be added to your record if they are a point-accessible violation according to Florida law.
The suspension periods for reckless driving depend on how many points you accrue:
- 12 points within 12 months = 30-day suspension
- 18 points within 18 months = 3-month suspension
- 24 points within 36 months = 1-year suspension
If your reckless driving caused serious bodily injury or death to another person, the suspension may be even lengthier.
Having your driver's license suspended can significantly impact your daily life, making it challenging to commute to work, school, or handle daily responsibilities. It can also lead to higher insurance premiums and affect employment prospects, especially if driving is crucial for your job.
To protect your driving privileges and explore potential defenses against reckless driving charges, consult a knowledgeable reckless driving attorney near you.
Call for Your Free Consultation
At Lail Law Firm, PLLC we offer a free consultation to discuss your case. We are available 24/7 to address your concerns and language barriers are not an issue; we offer Spanish-speaking services for effective communication. With years of experience handling reckless driving cases in Florida, we’ll work diligently to protect your rights. Speak with a Sarasota reckless driving lawyer today.
Having an experienced Sarasota reckless driving lawyer on your side is important in obtaining the best possible outcome for your situation. I can help you put together a clear picture of what happened while effectively questioning the evidence filed against you. Oftentimes, errors made by law enforcement can be crucial to the result of your case.
Lail Law Firm, PLLC is a client-focused firm that has your best interest in mind. We are available 24/7 to best suit your needs.
With care, attention, and my years of experience in Criminal Defense, Attorney Brian J. Lail will fight hard to obtain the most favorable outcome.
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