Arrested for Reckless Driving?
Put Experience On Your Side With a Criminal Lawyer
Colorado Revised Statutes §42-4-1401 describes reckless driving as
operating a vehicle "in such a manner as to indicate either a wanton
or a willful disregard for the safety of persons or property." The
law concerning reckless driving is vague and leaves a great deal up to
the interpretation of the officer on the scene. A conviction for reckless
driving means a minimum 10 days in jail for a first offense and can lead
to being deemed a habitual traffic offender. Habitual traffic offenders
lose their driving privileges for 5 years and face other possible penalties.
If you do not fight a charge of reckless driving, eight points will automatically
be recorded on your driving record. A second offense for reckless driving
can mean up to six months in jail and eight points on your driving record.
An injury or death resulting from reckless driving is punishable by a
sentence to prison. If you or a loved one has been given a ticket for
reckless driving you are strongly advised to seek the assistance of a
Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney skilled in fighting
You have a lot to lose if reckless driving charges result in the loss of
your license, and no one deserves to be unfairly punished based off of
baseless accusations. I can work with you to discover the truth in your
case and ensure that you receive the fairest possible outcome in your
criminal case. Find out more by calling my office and speaking with me directly!
What Is Reckless Driving?
Careless driving is also a vaguely worded law which allows an officer to
put his own interpretation on a driver's conduct. Careless driving
and reckless driving are more than just traffic infractions, they are
both criminal offenses. Careless or reckless driving is often combined
with other traffic violations such as speeding and reckless driving. A
prosecutor may offer a deal if you will just plead guilty. Talk to a respected
attorney before you agree to any deal. It may be that the prosecution's
case isn't as strong as you think it is.
Some things that are considered reckless driving includes:
- Speeding 25 miles over the posted speed limit
- Speeding in poor weather conditions
- Weaving through traffic in a dangerous manner
- Racing another vehicle
- Eluding a police officer
An experienced lawyer can evaluate your situation and advise you as to
your legal options and defense strategies which could be effectively used.
You have the right to a fair hearing and to be represented by aggressive
legal counsel who is committed to fighting for you. You have everything
to gain from taking advantage of the expertise of a
criminal defense lawyer at The Samuelson Law Firm.
Call today for a consultation with a Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer.