If you are charged with Reckless Driving, it is important to hire an experienced Traffic Attorney. The attorneys at Pechter & Pechter LLP have experience defending those who have been charged with Reckless Driving and will not only aggressively fight your case, but will explain your options and assist you in making an informed decision.
What is Reckless Driving and Aggravated Reckless Driving?
A person commits Reckless Driving if he or she drives any vehicle with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property OR knowingly drives a vehicle and uses an incline in a roadway to cause the vehicle to become airborne. Reckless Driving is generally a Class A Misdemeanor punishable up to 364 days in jail and a $2,500 fine. However, Reckless Driving resulting in great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to another is classified as Aggravated Reckless Driving, a Class 4 felony. Aggravated Reckless Driving is also a Class 4 felony when the violation causes bodily harm to a child or school crossing guard while the school crossing guard is performing his or her official duties. Lastly, Aggravated Reckless Driving is a Class 3 Felony when the violation causes great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to a child or a school crossing guard while the school crossing guard is performing his or her official duties. For more information on possible sentences of Class 3 Felonies, Class 4 Felonies, and Class A misdemeanors visit our Felonies and Misdemeanors Page.
What should I do if I am charged with Reckless Driving or Aggravated Reckless Driving?
Barry Pechter and Scott Pechter concentrate their practice on Traffic Defense including defending those who have been charged with Reckless Driving and Aggravated Reckless Driving and are ready to help you with your case. Call us at (708) 599-4300 if you or someone you know was charged with Reckless Driving or Aggravated Reckless Driving.