How Can I Defend Myself Against Reckless Driving Charges?

Posted on May 6, 2013 4:25pm PDT

Reckless driving can be defined as driving a vehicle in a dangerous or reckless manner that clearly shows a wanton disregard for the rules of the road and the safety of people or property. In the state of California, anyone who is convicted of reckless driving will be facing between 5 - 90 days in jail, a fine of between $145 - $1000, or if warranted, both. In cases where bodily harm has been inflicted on another individual as a result of reckless driving, or the driver is a repeat offender, additional charges and penalties may be enforced.

The key to a reckless driving defense is that in order to be convicted, the prosecution must prove that you were in fact knowingly and willingly driving recklessly, without any regard for the safety of others. In some instances, what may appear to be reckless driving is simply a case of too little information. It could be that road conditions caused your vehicle to slide out of control. It may be that a mechanical malfunction prevented you from being able to fully control the vehicle. Whatever the reason, if you or a loved one has been charged with reckless driving in Ventura or the surrounding areas, we advise you consult with a skilled criminal defense attorney at our firm right away. Our firm has more than 13 years experience representing clients in all manner of criminal defense cases, including those involving traffic offenses or reckless driving. When you contact our firm we will be able to answer any questions you may have, review the evidence against you, gather any additional information that may benefit your case, and work diligently to build and present an aggressive, yet effective defense on your behalf.

Contact a Ventura criminal defense lawyer at Ridley Defenseto see how we can help you.

Categories: Criminal Defense, Reckless Driving