Orlando Reckless Driving Attorney

A Reckless Driving Conviction Can Mean Jail

If you've been accused of reckless driving, the prospect of jail and a criminal record may seem shocking, especially if you have never run afoul of the law and your actions were not deliberately reckless or dangerous. But that's the reality: a reckless driving conviction comes with harsh consequences.

What is Reckless Driving?

Unlike careless driving, which is a civil offense in Florida, reckless driving and racing on the highways are criminal charges. Speed is the most common reason people are charged with reckless driving, however, weaving across lanes, cutting off another driver and aggressive driving can all lead to a reckless driving charge.

Both careless driving and reckless driving tickets can be issued in addition to other infractions like speeding or traffic light violations and, frequently, they are written against drivers whose actions cannot easily be categorized into another existing Florida statute.

Reckless driving is initially based on a judgment call by the officer issuing the ticket, so it can frequently be contested. Remember, a citation in and of itself is not evidence of guilt. You always have the right to contest any ticket or driving citation. But rest assured, if you are charged with reckless driving, it is a serious allegation.

Why Not Just Plead Guilty?

When you plead guilty to a reckless driving charge, you may be pleading guilty to something you did not do and that the prosecutor cannot actually prove. You will have a criminal record and negative information on your Department of Motor Vehicles history, your car insurance rates may increase, and you will very probably be without a driver's license for a period of time up to a year.

Reckless Driving Lawyer In Orlando

The attorneys at The Ticket Squad are former prosecutors. We know the law, the courtroom and the state's strategies. We've handled hundreds of reckless driving cases, and we do everything in our power to get your case dismissed or reduced to a noncriminal offense. In just a few minutes we can tell you how serious your charge is and what the likely outcomes are.

Call The Ticket Squad at 407-955-4114 to talk to an attorney to find out how we can help you. Initial consultations are free.