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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. Cop writing a ticket for reckless driving

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.

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