A reckless driving citation can end up being more severe than most people think. Reckless driving is considered a criminal traffic offense and if you are convicted of this offense, you could be heavily fined, have your license suspended, be put on probation or even face jail time.
If you have received or are dealing with a reckless driving ticket, it is important that you consult with a traffic ticket attorney. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced attorney who is approachable, accommodating and affordable. We offer free consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be.
A reckless driving citation in Arizona can be somewhat of a subjective determination by the law enforcement officer. The state of Arizona does not clearly define what constitutes reckless driving other than if someone shows “reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property.” What one officer considers reckless driving, another officer may believe the situation constitutes a more minor traffic citation. Because this statute is vague, there is great opportunity to challenge a reckless driving citation in court.
If you are facing a reckless driving charge for the first time, then the punishment received is lighter than if you are a repeat offender. As a first time offender, you may face:
Although the penalties are lighter on a first offense, they still have a significant impact on your everyday life. Because of this, it is extremely important to have an experienced attorney help you through this process so that you have the opportunity to reduce this charge.
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