The State of Florida has tough traffic laws and the punishments for reckless driving can range from license suspension to possible jail time, depending on the circumstances of the charge. At the least, you will typically get points against your driving record, which can threaten your driving privileges. Do not simply plead guilty to reckless driving charges and throw away your chance at defending your rights.
Instead, talk with an experienced reckless driving defense attorney about your reckless driving charges. At the Law Office of A. Randall Haas, in Florida, I have represented hundreds of drivers who have received reckless driving charges throughout Florida. I will take immediate action to protect your rights and work to create a comprehensive defense that will improve your situation.
Reckless Driving Penalties in Florida
The charge of reckless driving is defined by traffic offense statutes in Florida as the wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property while driving. This is a broad definition that is often open to the discretion of police officers. Law enforcement officials must still obey your Constitutional rights when making a traffic stop or citing you for reckless driving.
Possible penalties for reckless driving in Florida include:
- Fines ranging up to $500 for a first offense
- License suspension or revocation
- Higher insurance rates
- Possible jail time
My goal is always to prevent points from going on your record and to prevent your driving privileges from being impacted. While law enforcement and others may try to encourage you to plead guilty to the charge, it is in your best interest to explore every option of defense with an experienced lawyer.