Miami Reckless Driving Defense Lawyer
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Reckless driving is sometimes confused with careless driving, however, they are two very different things. Reckless driving is a criminal offense that will appear on a criminal record.
Before you appear in court, speak with an experienced defense attorney. The Law Offices of Daniel Schulefand may be able to help you avoid conviction on this charge and the heavy penalties a conviction brings. Call our Miami traffic ticket defense firm or send an e-mail to arrange for a free consultation. An attorney from our firm can discuss your situation and how the firm could help you avoid conviction or minimize the points and fine you receive.
Penalties for Reckless Driving
The penalties for reckless driving will vary depending on the seriousness of the offense and if you have had a prior conviction. Take a look at the specific penalties below under FL Statutes 316.192:
First Offense - 2nd Degree Misdemeanor
- Up to 90 days in jail
- Up to 6 months probation
- Up to $500 in fines
Causing Property Damage- First Degree Misdemeanor
- Up to 1 year in jail
- Up to 1 year of probation
- Up to $1,000 in fines
Causing Bodily Injury- Third Degree Felony
- Up to 5 years in prison
- Up to 5 years of probation
- Up to $5,000 in fines
On subsuquent convictions, fines will be increased.
Defense of Reckless Driving Charges in Miami
In most cases, an allegation of reckless driving depends on the police officer's narrative description of the driving behavior the officer observed. But police officers are human. They make mistakes. They may exaggerate what really happened. They may forget what occurred and contradict themselves in later testimony. These and other factors can provide possible defenses to a charge of reckless driving.
Daniel Schulefand will carefully examine every aspect of your case and work to build the strongest defense possible. Possible outcomes include dismissal of the charge, reduction in penalties in exchange for driver's school, or reduction in the charge to that of careless driving or another charge that carries lesser penalties.
We win or your money back!
In cases involving speeding tickets and other moving violations, if the firm cannot prevent points from going on your record or it cannot obtain assignment to driver's school, you will get your money back. For a free consultation with the Law Offices of Daniel Schulefand, call us or send an e-mail. The firm represents clients in traffic violation and license suspension cases throughout the state of Florida.