According to the Texas Transportation Code, reckless driving is broadly defined as operating a vehicle with “willful or wanton disregard” for the safety of persons or property. Unfortunately, reckless driving is considered as one of the main causes of traffic-related accidents, injuries, and fatalities in the United States.
The following are common behaviors and actions associated with reckless driving:
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Road rage
- Failure to use turn signals
- Failure to yield
Reckless driving is a traffic misdemeanor, which means that this traffic offense carries criminal penalties instead of a citation. It is punishable by a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $200. However, the misdemeanor charge can increase to a felony if there is an injury or death involved.
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If you were recently arrested and charged with reckless driving in Texas, you have the right to challenge it. At Paul Kubosh, Attorney at Law, we are committed to helping you either get your charges reduced or your case dismissed entirely. Don’t just agree to a permanent criminal record without letting us review your case and determine all of your available legal options to secure the most favorable outcome possible.
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