Reckless Driving Punishments  

Usually when people are convicted of reckless driving, they pay a fine and believe that they have whatever they could. However, there are some people who are willing to fight reckless driving punishments because a misdemeanor or felony on record bodes ill for employment, loans, credit card or renting a home.

Reckless driving is a moving traffic violation and the punishments for it are harsher than those meted out for careless driving, driving without care and attention or improper driving. Reckless driving punishments vary from fines to imprisonment to suspension of driver's license.

Reckless driving is a class two misdemeanor and it punishable by imprisonment for up to four months, up to two years of probation and/or fine up to $750. In addition, based on the law and rules of the state, the driving license could be suspended for up to 90 days. In case a person has a prior conviction of negligent homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol or manslaughter, the charge for reckless driving automatically gets elevated to class one misdemeanor. If this is the case, the convicted person would have to pay a fine of up to $2,500, have his driver's license suspended and revoked and he would have to spend at least 20 days in prison before becoming eligible for probation.

In some circumstances, if the reckless driving poses a threat to life, the offense gets elevated once again to class 6 felony. Here the reckless driving punishments are prison sentence for up to 1.5 years, probation for 3 years and a fine of up to $150,000!

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