MIAMI RECKLESS DRIVING ATTORNEY

Aggressive South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

Reckless driving in the state of Florida carries different penalties depending on whether it is your first offense or a consecutive offense. According to Florida’s reckless driving statute, this offense is defined as a person who “drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Speeding alone cannot constitute reckless driving, though speeding in conjunction with other acts such as running red lights and veering in and out of lanes, may constitute reckless driving.

Penalties for Reckless Driving

  • For a 1st offense a person may face the maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a fine of $25 up to $500.
  • For a 2nd or subsequent offense a person may face the maximum penalty of 6 months in jail and/or a fine of $25 up to $1,000.
  • For reckless driving causing property damage (whether it is a 1st offense or not) a person may face up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
  • For reckless driving causing serious bodily injury a person may face up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Reckless driving may be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on whether the alleged offender caused any property damage, bodily injury or death as an outcome of the offense.

Reckless driving can have serious penalties. Time is of the essence. Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, attorney Hernandez can intercede and work to protect your rights. Involving an attorney as early in the process as possible is important if you are to have the best opportunity of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction. Mr. Hernandez is a formidable ally to have in your corner. Due to the difficulty of the cases and the probable sentences that attach, it is essential that you contact Mr. Hernandez. With his extensive knowledge of the legal system, attorney Hernandez will provide you with the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your reckless driving charges. 

For more information and your free consultation contact attorney Armando Hernandez today at 305-442-2590.