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Reckless Driving Attorney in Miami
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Have you been charged with reckless driving? If so, don’t make the common mistake of discounting it as a simple traffic violation. Reckless driving is a serious crime that can result in a third-degree felony and may carry a penalty of up to five years in prison.
To combat these charges, you need a defense lawyer with courtroom experience and a reputation for aggressively defending his clients. If you were charged with reckless driving, Attorney Evan Hoffman, is ready to fight for you.
Miami County Reckless Driving Defense Attorney
If you are fighting a reckless driving charge, you need to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Our Miami criminal attorney, Evan Hoffman, has experience defending clients against a variety of traffic violations, including reckless driving charges.
Evan Hoffman can walk you through the legal process and explain the various legal methods he may employ to disprove reckless driving. Our team can examine the facts of your case to determine which legal defense is best for your unique circumstances.
Defining Reckless Driving
The Florida code 316.1925 defines those guilty of reckless driving crimes 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.
If convicted of a reckless driving charge, the penalties can be extremely severe, especially if this is not your first traffic offense. The penalties can also be much more substantial if the offense involved costly property damage or personal injuries.
First offense reckless driving is charged as a second-degree misdemeanor in Florida. The penalties for a first offense reckless driving conviction are any combination of the following:
- Up to Ninety (90) days in jail;
- Up to six months (6) of probation;
- A fine of up to $500; or
- A combination of the previously stated penalties.
Reckless driving with a prior conviction is also a second-degree misdemeanor. The penalties for those convicted of reckless driving with a prior conviction may include:
- Up to 6 months in jail,
- Up to 6 months of probation, or
- A minimum fine of $50 and a maximum fine of $500.
Reckless driving that causes property damage is a first-degree misdemeanor. The penalties for those convicted of reckless driving that causes property damage may include:
- Up to 12 months in jail,
- Up to 12 months of probation, or
- A fine up to $1,000.
Reckless driving that causes serious bodily injury is a third-degree felony punishable as a level 4 offense under Florida’s sentencing guidelines. Those convicted of reckless driving with serious bodily injury can face any combination of the following penalties:
- A maximum sentence of 5 years in prison,
- Up to 5 years of probation, or
- A fine of up to $5,000.
More Information About Reckless Driving in Florida
- The Florida Senate : This state government site provides full statutes on reckless driving, careless driving, and other traffic violations.
- Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: This organization provides information on traffic fines and costs associated with traffic law violations throughout Florida.
The Hoffman Firm Is Here to Help You
If you were charged with reckless driving in Miami, Florida, you need to be proactive by getting help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer to ensure you have the best possible chance of beating your charges. Our firm has been helping individuals facing criminal convictions since 2001, and we firmly believe that everyone has a right to reliable legal representation. If you need legal representation, we want to hear from you.
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