Arrested for Reckless Driving?
Put Experience On Your Side With a Criminal Lawyer
Colorado Revised Statutes §42-4-1401 states that driving with willful
disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless
driving. Reckless driving in Colorado is a Class 2 Misdemeanor and is
punishable by up to 90 days in jail and up to $300 in fines. Subsequent
reckless driving convictions carry much harsher penalties.
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. Reckless
driving convictions 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 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.