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In the state of Florida, reckless driving is considered a criminal traffic infraction. Although it may not be as serious as a misdemeanor, such as a DUI offense, it may still bring serious penalties and disrupt your everyday life markedly. A Jacksonville DUI attorney from the firm should be contacted so that the particular circumstances of your reckless driving infraction can be gone over immediately. The earlier an attorney gets involved in your case, the better chance you will have of avoiding harsh penalties such as jail time, community service, fines, probation, traffic school, and points on your driving record that could prove costly when seeking out car insurance.

What Is Reckless Driving?

Reckless driving is defined under Florida Statutes §316.192 as the willful driving of a vehicle with the clear disregard for the safety of others. An example of reckless driving would be fleeing from law enforcement and leading them into a high-speed chase. Other examples of reckless driving include speeding, weaving between lanes and aggressive driving behaviors, such as tailgating.

For a first time conviction of reckless driving, a defendant will find themselves facing penalties such as up to 90 days of imprisonment and/or a fine between $25 and $500. A second conviction can be penalized by up to six months of imprisonment and/or a fine between $50 and $1,000.

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In some DUI cases, a defense lawyer may seek to reduce the charge from drunk driving to reckless driving. While there can still be penalties, the reduction in charges will result in a similar reduction in consequences. Our Jacksonville DUI lawyers have helped clients to reduce DUI charges to reckless driving, as well as to avoid conviction altogether many times in the past. If the conviction is unavoidable, a skilled attorney may still be able to help you to greatly lessen the penalties involved. A key element of reckless driving convictions lies in the police officer's reports. Law enforcement is not infallible and they do make mistakes when it comes to descriptions of driving behavior.

Our defense team has been able to expose holes in the police report and contradictions in testimony that greatly affect the prosecution's ability to convict the defendant. When we take on a case, we thoroughly review every aspect of what occurred in order to build an extremely strong defense case. We have approximately 100 years of combined experience and it often shows in the outcomes we are able to obtain for our clients. We understand how important your driving record is to you and that is why we work hard to obtain dismissal of the charges, reduction of the charges, or a great reduction in the penalties.

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