What constitutes reckless driving? What penalties could I face if convicted? If you've been charged with reckless driving then you've probably got a lot of questions. Find helpful articles in our blog below.
People who receive traffic violations often treat them as something not to be too worried about. Plead guilty, pay the fine, maybe attend traffic school, and then move on with your life. This attitude is misguided and can lead to unintended and painful consequences.
This is particularly true for charges of reckless driving. Reckless driving is a serious offense with equally serious penalties that can cost you your freedom to drive as well as your freedom in general. If you are facing reckless driving charges, you will want to avoid a conviction at all costs.
There are ways to beat a reckless driving charge in Colorado or have those charges reduced to a lesser offense; an experienced Colorado reckless driving defense attorney can fight the allegations and help you avoid the disruptions to your life that a reckless driving conviction can cause.
Recently, a client came to my office after receiving a ticket for reckless driving in Colorado Springs. Reckless Driving in Colorado is an eight point offense and carries up to ninety days jail. My client was upset because he spoke to the District Attorney’s Office and received an offer to plead guilty to Reckless Driving with probation and community service. There was no hint of being willing to offer a fine or reduce the points to something more manageable – just plead to the charge and be on probation. Naturally, my client did not like the idea of having his insurance rates go up due to the reckless driving charge, having the stigma and inconvenience of being on probation, and the expense and time loss of doing community service. It was especially upsetting to my client because from his perspective he was innocent of any crime. He was not about to plead guilty to something he did not do. As a good criminal defense attorney should do, I decided to look into the charges in greater detail.
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