Most people, at one time or another, have driven over the speed limit, made an unlawful u-turn, or parked their car outside of parking parameters. However, reckless driving is a serious offense and may result in severe consequences. Continue reading to learn more about reckless driving and what you should do if you are charged with reckless driving.
If you find yourself in this alarming situation, do not panic. The Hoffman Firm has an expert legal team lead by Miami criminal defense attorney Evan Hoffman, who is a former prosecutor and an experienced criminal lawyer. The Hoffman Firm can help you if you are under investigation for this serious crime.
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- BUI (Boating)
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- Reckless Driving
Reckless driving is described in Florida code 316.192 as “(1) Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving. (b)Fleeing a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle is reckless driving per se.”
First offense reckless driving is charged as a second-degree misdemeanor, the penalties can include any combination of up to ninety days in jail, up to six months of probation, or a fine up to $500. Reckless driving with a prior conviction is also a second-degree misdemeanor, and penalties can include any combination of up to six months in jail, up to six months of probation, or a minimum fine of $50 and a maximum fine of $500.
Reckless driving causing property damage is a first-degree misdemeanor, and penalties can include any combination of up to twelve months in jail, up to twelve months of probation, or a fine up to $1,000.
Reckless driving causing serious bodily injury is a third-degree felony punishable as a Level 4 offense under Florida’s sentencing guidelines, and penalties include any combination of a maximum of five years in prison, five years of probation, or a fine up to $5,000.
Reckless driving is not a charge to be taken lightly. If you are charged with reckless driving, you may find yourself in a desperate and frightening situation. If you are facing these serious charges, immediately seek the services of an experienced, trustworthy lawyer who will defend your rights and help you form a plan of action.
Regardless of your circumstances and even if the state or federal government might be likely getting a conviction, the law offices of The Hoffman Firm will fight in your defense. Would you like to learn more about our services and how we can fight for you? The Hoffman Firm is a trustworthy, dependable company that offers Miami reckless driving services. Contact us today by calling (305) 928-1669.
Did You Know?
According to lawcore.com, on an average, there are more than 6 million car accidents on the roads of the US, annually, and more than 3 million people get injured due to car accidents, with more than 2 million of these injuries being permanent.