Chandler Reckless Driving Lawyer | Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm

Chandler Reckless Driving Lawyer

Reckless driving under A.R.S. 28-693 can be charged as a class 1 or class 2 misdemeanor depending on whether it’s a first or subsequent offense. A.R.S. 28-693 states that a person who drives a vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty under A.R.S. 28-693. A first-time offender will face a class 2 misdemeanor conviction. In addition to potential jail time, a judge may also require someone convicted of reckless driving to surrender their license for up to 90 days.

If you are a second-time offender, or if you have been convicted of similar crimes, such as driving under the influence, within the past 24 months, you will face additional, more severe penalties. A second time-offender can be convicted of a class 1 misdemeanor, which is the most serious misdemeanor classification. Furthermore, a second-time offender will not be eligible for probation, pardon, suspension of sentence, or release on any basis until they have served at least 20 days in jail. Additionally, rather than a 90-day suspension, a second-time offender will face a one-year license suspension.

If you have knowingly aided or abetted another person in committing reckless driving, you might also face liability under A.R.S. 28-693.

Reckless driving can include:

  • Road rage
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving at a high rate of speed that is well over the speed limit
  • Swerving in and out of a lane
  • Cutting off other drivers
  • Running a stop light or sign
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians
  • Tailgating
  • Wrong way driving
  • Driving too fast for road conditions

Many people may not take misdemeanor crimes seriously, but a conviction of misdemeanor reckless driving in Arizona can have severe penalties. These penalties can include jail time, fines, and a driver’s license suspension.

If you have been charged with reckless driving, you should consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The lawyers at the Attorneys for Freedom Law Firm are dedicated to the aggressive defense of reckless driving and other traffic offenses. We understand that the preservation of a defendant’s license is crucially important and will organize a defense strategy and tactics around that priority.

If you or someone you know has been charged with any traffic offense in Chandler, AZ, email us or call our office at 480-755-7110 and our experienced team of defense lawyers will help you come up with the best solutions for your case.

Arizona Office Address:
3185 S. Price Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85248
Phone: 480-755-7110

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