Phoenix Reckless Driving Attorney
Reckless Driving Lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona
If you or someone you know has been charged with Reckless Driving in Phoenix,
Tempe, Scottsdale or Glendale, you may be surprised that this violation
is treated as a criminal offense. Reckless driving is broadly defined
under Arizona law. Police officers can charge someone with reckless driving
any time they believe a motor vehicle is being operated with reckless
disregard for the safety of other persons or property. Reckless driving
offenses can vary from high-speed driving and weaving in and out of traffic
to a variety of other types of driving.
Depending on whether or not it is a first offense, reckless driving is
treated as either a class one misdemeanor or a class two misdemeanor.
First offenses are typically charged as class to misdemeanors which carry
a maximum jail term of four months. Additionally, the judge may order
a fine of up to $750 plus surcharges as well as the suspension of one's
drivers license as a result of a reckless driving conviction. If a person
is convicted of a second or subsequent reckless driving within two years,
the offense becomes a more serious class one misdemeanor. The maximum
jail term available for a class one misdemeanor is six months and the
maximum fine is increased to $2500. Persons convicted of a second reckless
driving conviction also face a potential revocation of their drivers license.
Additionally, motorists convicted of reckless driving should expect a
significant increase in the cost of their auto insurance premiums.
Protect your Arizona Driver's License
Arizona MVD operates on a point system. A conviction for reckless driving
carries an eight point assessment. The accumulation of eight points will,
at a minimum, result in MVD imposing a 90 day drivers license suspension
unless the individual completes an eight hour traffic survival school.
If a person has previously attended traffic survival school in the past
24 months, they will be unable to participate in the program a second
time and will have no way of avoiding this onerous suspension.
Most Arizona residents drive to get to and from work, while others drive
for a living. Whatever your reason for driving, your privileges as a licensed
driver are most likely very important to your livelihood. As a Phoenix
Criminal Defense Attorney, the firm's goal is to protect your driving
privileges if you have been charged with Reckless Driving. Having dealt
with a wide variety of criminal traffic violations, Joshua S. Davidson
can provide the experienced representation you need to protect your rights
as a licensed driver.
If you have been charged with Reckless Driving in Phoenix, Scottsdale,
Glendale or Tempe and need an Attorney to represent you, contact
the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson today.