Although reckless driving and racing is illegal in Florida, it is a very common crime, especially among young adults. Penalties for racing and reckless driving traffic violations include jail, probation, heavy fines, vehicle impoundment, and driver’s license suspension or revocation of driver’s license.
A first time offense for reckless driving is punishable by up to 90 days jail, 6 months on probation, $500 fine and court costs. However, the judge can add additional penalties such as community service and driving school. A second offense for reckless driving is punishable by up to 6 months in jail, 6 months on probation, and a $500 fine.
Reckless driving which causes property damage is a first degree misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and reckless driving causing serious bodily injury is a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
The attorney at The Wiseman Law Firm has over 15 years of experience and represents clients charged with reckless driving and racing charges. Whether you were caught speeding from a stop light, screeching your wheels or were arrested for being involved in an organized race, we can help. We will develop a comprehensive pre-trial and trial defense strategy so we can attack the prosecutor’s case from beginning to end. Put our vast experience to work for you today and make sure you choose our Orlando criminal defense law firm to fight for you.
We represent clients in Orlando, Kissimmee, Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orange County, UCF area, Seminole County, Disney area and Windermere.
To fight your reckless driving and racing charges in Florida, contact The Wiseman Law Firm today for a free initial consultation.