Los Angeles Reckless Driving Lawyer
Charged with reckless driving in Los Angeles?
A reckless driving charge carries with it much more than a traffic violation. Reckless driving is defined as driving "in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property". This charge can be given as a result of driving on public or private roadways or in public or private parking facilities. This is treated as a criminal charge and can carry with it fines, points added to you driving record, a misdemeanor charge and jail time. California treats a reckless driving charge very seriously and can have more severe penalties if any bodily injury is caused due to an accident.
Fight the Allegations
If you are facing a reckless driving charge you will want to contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who understands your rights and options. You could be facing 5 to 90 days in jail and up to $1,000 in fines, along with points on your driving record. Our lawyers know that speeding itself does not carry with it a reason for a reckless driving charge and have successfully defended against such charges.
Reckless driving can cause a great deal of worry and strife due to facing a criminal charge or the risk of having your insurance premiums raised or policy canceled. The risks to your future can be long lasting, including loss of a job and inability to qualify for certain positions. At Cron, Israel & Stark, our lawyers have 100 years of combined experience working on cases just like yours and know what we need to do to help get you the best possible outcome. Contact our office today for a free initial consultation.
Related Reckless Driving Crime Stories in the News:
Orange County Register - "Car Chase Suspect Held on Auto Theft, Reckless Driving, Evading Arrest"
A man who led police on a car chase from Placentia to Hacienda Heights was arrested for auto theft, reckless driving and evading a police officer. He was arrested after an hour-long slow-speed pursuit that began when the driver of a vehicle that police believe was stolen out of the city of Industry failed to pull over during an attempted traffic stop.