Consequences For Reckless Driving  

It has been seen that reckless driving is one of the most common driving offense. People who drive recklessly have to respect for prevailing speed limits or tend to drive in such a way that they have to regard for other people or property. So, what are the consequences of reckless driving?

The consequences of reckless driving actually depends on the state the act is committed. It is usually regarded as a misdemeanor -- criminal or traffic offense. The most common types of acts associated with reckless driving a speeding, tailgating, illegal overtaking, weaving in and out through the traffic, disregarding traffic signs and signals, or deliberately driving a vehicle that has faulty brakes or other mechanical problems that can pose a threat to the driver or others.

The consequences of reckless driving are severe and if one is convicted of this offense, there will be a permanent misdemeanor record in the person's record. In addition, the person's license may get automatically suspended or revoked for a period of time. The person may have to pay fines and/or serve a jail sentence, have his or her parole revoked or be deported if the offender is a foreign national. However, the severity of the penalty depends on the offender's earlier driving history.

If you are arrested in a state where reckless driving is a criminal offense, then your best bet to fight this charge is through an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Even if the offense is categorized as a driving offense, having a lawyer to aid you will be a big blessing. If necessary, the lawyer can represent you in court, negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor or even get the court to reduce your jail sentence or fine amount.

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