Palm Beach Reckless Driving Lawyer
Defending Those Accused of Careless or Reckless Driving
According to Title XXII, Chapter 316 of the Florida Statutes, reckless
driving is defined as follows: "any person who drives any vehicle
in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons o r property
is guilty of reckless driving." Depending on the circumstances of
your case, reckless or careless driving can be a serious offense. For
example, if there was any property damage or bodily injury sustained as
a direct result of the reckless driver, they could be guilty of a first
degree misdemeanor. If the accident resulted in serious bodily injury,
they could be guilty of a third degree felony, a much more serious charge.
If you were motioned to pull over by a law enforcement officer, but instead
attempted to flee them, this could also constitute reckless driving. The
penalties for any type of careless driving offense include imprisonment
for up to 90 days, but only if it was a first conviction. The offender
could also be charged up to $500 in fines. It the violation was not their
first offense in this area, the penalties will increase to up to six months
in prison and $1,000 in fines. Another aggravating factor of reckless
driving is if there was alcohol involved in the accident. Driving under
the influence (
DUI) is a serious offense that is always charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.
How a Careless Driving Attorney in Palm Beach Could Help
With over 50 years of combined experience in helping those who have been
accused of reckless or careless driving, you should contact a
Palm Beach traffic ticket attorney from our team. We have handled thousands of cases, including:
failure to yield,
out of state violations,
stop sign violations, and much more. Please talk to our team if you need assistance with any
of these situations.
Contact a Palm Beach reckless driving lawyer
from our firm today for a free case evaluation. We will take your phone
call 24 / 7 - nights, weekends, and holidays too.