Generally, an action is willful if it is intentional or purposeful. It is “wanton” if the person understood the consequences of the action but disregarded them. Examples of reckless driving include excessive speeding, street racing, running red lights, disregarding a law enforcement officer’s attempts to pull you over, and weaving in and out of traffic.
Reckless driving is not just a ticket. Reckless driving is a crime – the consequences of which can be serious, and may impact your ability to work. Along with fines and jail time, your license may be suspended, and your insurance may go up. A reckless driving conviction will show up on any background check unless expunged. If you want to drive for Uber or Lyft, a reckless driving conviction will show up on their driver checks.
If you are charged with reckless driving, contact LV Criminal Defense to discuss your rights and options for defending your case.
In most situations, reckless driving is a misdemeanor. Possible penalties for “willful or wanton disregard” offenses (offenses without a collision) are:
If you are charged with reckless driving and a collision is involved, the penalties are:
Trick driving per se offenses are gross misdemeanors. Possible penalties for trick driving offenses are:
If you cause serious bodily harm to someone while reckless driving, you may be convicted of a category B felony, which carries penalties of one to six years in prison, fines between $2,000 to $5,000, and a three-year license suspension.
We offer a free consultation to discuss your rights with an experienced and knowledgeable Las Vegas reckless driving defense attorney.
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