Reckless driving is a Florida traffic crime subject to criminal penalties, including jail time. Reckless driving is driving with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other people or property. Fleeing a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle constitutes reckless driving per se (i.e., reckless driving as a matter of law). That means, if you try to evade, avoid, escape or otherwise “lose” a police officer, deputy sheriff, state trooper or other law enforcement officer, while driving a car, motorcycle or other motor vehicle, you’ll be charged with reckless driving in addition to the other serious criminal penalties you’ll certainly be facing.
Reckless driving can take on all sorts of forms, but what they all have in common is that the person driving is driving as if they could care less about anyone or anything. Someone who is driving recklessly might be haphazardly swerving in and out of thick traffic with no real space to change lanes but they are going to move over regardless. Not only could they be charged with improper lane change or course, they could also be charged with reckless driving. Driving erratically could get you pulled over for reckless driving and issued a Florida Uniform Traffic Citation for reckless driving. Sometimes charges for driving under the influence (DUI) are reduced to reckless driving charges.
Reckless driving is driving with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other people or property.
Reckless driving charges have serious potential consequences, including potential imprisonment and the mandatory revocation of your Florida driver license if serious personal injury or death resulted from your reckless driving. Florida Ticket Firm and its criminal defense lawyers know the high stakes involved when facing Florida reckless driving charges and how best to address and counter criminal reckless driving charges. You should not attempt to defend yourself when charged with reckless driving that could affect your freedom, your Florida driving privileges and leave you with a permanent criminal record.
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