Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving Ticket Attorney in Dallas

We Can Help You Fight This Misdemeanor Offense!

Reckless driving can involve penalties beyond a fine and points on your driving record. Reckless driving is the “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense that comes with up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $200. You can receive two to three points on your record if your reckless driving caused an accident and you can obtain an automatic license suspension for 30 days. Additionally, you will have to pay a surcharge on your insurance for three years. If you are here on a green card or immigration visa, you can also face deportation.

We can help you fight your reckless driving charges. Don’t hesitate to call our Dallas criminal defense attorneys at Berlof & Newton, P.C. today at(214) 494-8990.

What Constitutes Reckless Driving?

Examples of reckless driving can include:

  • Driving in excess speed
  • Distracted driving
  • Passing red lights or stop signs
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Failure to give hand or electronic signals
  • Driving without proper lights

If you were involved in an accident, it is possible that you could be arrested for reckless driving. Also, you can be charged with reckless driving if its alleged you were driving at an excessively high rate of speed. Reckless driving is a class B misdemeanor, even though it does not fall within the standard penalty range for class B misdemeanors in Texas. You can be arrested and taken to jail.

To receive a reckless driving ticket, you must have been driving in a parking area provided for a client or patron by a business or a garage or parking lot or you must have been driving on a highway or other public place. If you were driving on a private residential property, you cannot receive a reckless driving ticket.

If you would like to learn more about fighting a reckless driving charge, don’t hesitate to call our office today and request a free consultation with our Dallas legal team. You can reach us by dialing (214) 494-8990.

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