Aggressive Driving Charges Arizona

Aggressive driving in Arizona is a traffic violation that is criminal in nature. Aggressive driving is broken up into two main requirements. Between these requirements, there are a variety of possible volitions that could occur. Specifically, if an individual either exceeds a reasonable and prudent speed on the highway or exceeds a prescribed speed limit in designated areas (including business/ residential areas or school zones) and drives in a manner that causes an immediate hazard to another person or their property and violated any two of specific listed traffic violations—that person could be charged with aggressive driving.

What is Considered Aggressive Driving in Arizona?

The term aggressive driving can be misleading. Behavior that is charged as aggressive driving may not be the type of behavior that the average individual would consider as aggressive behavior. One of the things that is mentioned above that demands clarity is the list of which two traffic violations must occur for aggressive driving charges to be pursued:

  • Failing to obey traffic signs and signals,
  • Overtaking or passing another vehicle on the right by driving off of the pavement or primary traveled portion of the road,
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Following another vehicle too closely, or
  • Failing to yield to the right of way.

The Penalties for Aggressive Driving in Arizona

A conviction for aggressive driving is a class 1 misdemeanor. These charges are what’s considered a “major motor violation” and like any other major motor violations (reckless driving for instance) a conviction comes with 8 points assessed against your driving record. For these reasons and more, it is best to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney before making any decisions.

How an Arizona Aggressive Driving Lawyer Can Help

If you or a loved one has been charged with aggressive driving in Arizona, contact our Rosenstein Law Group now. Schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Arizona aggressive driving attorneys today. An attorney can assess the facts of the case and give you the legal advice you need. The time to begin your case and start prepping your defense is now! Contact us today online here or call (480) 248-7666 to protect your rights!


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