Reckless driving

If you are charged with reckless driving in Chandler, you could face very serious consequences, including license suspension. Contact us today at Rosenstein Law Group by online here or by calling 480-248-7666 to speak with one of our defense attorneys today about your reckless driving charges. Like the disorderly conduct statute, this law is sort of a “catch-all” criminal traffic ticket. Take the language of the law, for instance, “[a] person who drives a vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.”

So, what type of driving does this law cover, and what kind of driving could a police officer charge you with reckless driving for? Firstly, it is up to the court and the prosecutor your attorney to hash out the details of what specific driving falls under this statute in your particular case. To answer the second question is, it is entirely up to the police officer as to what he or she thinks reckless driving is. Some of the types of driving that may be considered reckless driving is:

  • Weaving through traffic
  • Erratically passing other vehicles
  • Ignoring traffic signs
  • Swerving toward other vehicles

This list is suggestive, not exhaustive. The statute on reckless driving can cover an array of possible actions. Reckless driving is a class 2 misdemeanor, and the maximum penalties for reckless driving generally include a hefty fine and surcharge for a first offense.

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