Facing Serious a Traffic Offense in the Seattle Area?
Reckless driving is a common traffic offense which can be defined as an action that shows a disregard for the safety of others. In order to prove that the driver was reckless, it must be proven that the behavior was intentional or willful, such as running a red light on purpose even thought there is no accident or injury
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Types of Reckless Driving Charges & Penalties
The exact penalties you could face depend on the circumstances of the crime. Reckless driving can include a wide range of specific actions, from traffic light violations to driving over the speed limit. This crime is generally charged as a misdemeanor and the judge may take into consideration other factors, such as your driving history and record.
Depending on the circumstances, you could face the following penalties:
- Up to $5,000 fines
- Minimum 30 days of license suspension
- Up to 365 days in jail
- Installation of a Ignition Interlock Device (if alcohol or drugs were involved)