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 and willful, such as driving in a way where you intended to cause damage or physical injury. This type of infraction is deemed dangerous or unsafe by a law enforcement official, which can make it a matter of "he said, she said" and in many cases, the law will side with the police.
This is why it is so important that you have a skilled Bellevue criminal defenseattorney from Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, P.S. on your side to defend your rights.
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
- 30 days of license suspension
- Up to 365 days in jail
- Installation of a Ignition Interlock Device (if alcohol or drugs were involved)
Reducing the Penalties of Reckless Driving
Our firm has 100 years of combined experience representing all types of criminal cases, includingtraffic offenses like reckless driving. We have handled thousands of cases and know the way local prosecutors and judges handle charges of this nature. Our Bellevue traffic offense attorneys are dedicated to minimizing the impact your charges have on your life.