Experienced Defense Against Reckless Driving Charges
There are certain types of traffic violations that are considered reckless driving. A speeding ticket will not always fall under the category of reckless driving. However, it can be considered reckless depending on the area where you were speeding — a school zone or on a narrow residential street, for example. Reckless driving is any type of driving that places other people and property at risk. It can include drunk driving, although the person will face a DWI charge rather than a reckless driving charge.
Conviction of reckless driving can result in many strict penalties, including jail time. A skilled Louisiana traffic violations lawyer can build a strong defense for you and help you avoid those penalties.
What Is Reckless Driving?
To be convicted on reckless driving charges in the state of Louisiana, it must be proven that you operated a vehicle with disregard to the safety of other people and their property. The prosecution is not required to prove intent, but it does need to prove that you were aware of and disregarded your unsafe behavior while driving.
Do not hesitate to call the law office of Steven J. Moore at 225-767-7778 for a free consultation to learn more about how we can protect your rights and keep you out of jail.
The Penalties For Reckless Driving
Reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense that can result in:
- Jail time
- Community service
- Driver’s license suspension
- Criminal record
As your Baton Rouge reckless driving attorneys, we strive to obtain the most favorable outcome given the specific circumstances of the charges. For example, we can work to negotiate a plea bargain or have the charge reduced to a minor traffic infraction.
Since 1991, we have been protecting the rights of drivers facing the serious consequences of a reckless driving conviction. Our goal is to keep you out of jail and help you maintain your driving privileges.
We also represent truck drivers and others with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) cited for reckless driving.
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