Reckless Driving in Arizona

Traffic violations in Arizona can generally be of two separate categories. These categories are civil, or criminal. A reckless driving charge is generally a criminal charge. Criminal traffic tickets are traffic violations of a more serious nature that amount to criminal charges. Criminal traffic violations can result in higher fines, probation, loss of a driver’s license and even jail or prison time.

Have You Been Charged with Reckless Driving in Arizona?

To avoid the stress of facing these criminal charges alone, speak with an Arizona Criminal Defense attorney today. The legal team at Rosenstein Law Group has the skill and finesse to aggressively defend against the criminal traffic charges that you or a loved one is facing in Arizona. To avoid the harsh penalties and potential devastating consequences of a criminal conviction, do not just plead guilty, call our office today to get our experienced Arizona criminal defense attorneys start working on your case today. In addition to in office appointments, you can schedule your free case evaluation with one of Rosenstein Law Groups attorneys via phone or one of the many video conferencing platforms available. Call 480-248-7666.

We serve clients facing reckless driving charges in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa and other surrounding cities throughout the state of Arizona.

What is Considered Reckless Driving in Arizona?

One of the reasons that reckless driving charges in Arizona can be so serious is because of the penalties that come with this charge. The charge of reckless driving does not cover one or two specific acts as some other criminal charges do. Instead, reckless driving is another one of our “umbrella laws” meaning that it covers a wide array of reckless actions while driving that may not otherwise specifically be illegal—but probably ought to be illegal to keep the public at large safe.

Arizona Law and Reckless Driving

When we talk about charges related to reckless driving, it would be almost impossible for us to cover all of the types of driving that could be charged under the statute. The statute reads, “[a] person who drives a vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.” Some examples of the type of driving we see individuals charged for reckless driving is:

  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Erratically passing other vehicles
  • Ignoring traffic signs
  • Swerving toward other vehicles

The Penalties for Reckless Driving in Arizona

Reckless driving is charged as a class 2 misdemeanor. A first-time offense for reckless driving is usually accompanied with a hefty fine and subsequent violations can come with more severe punishments. However, as mentioned above, reckless driving also comes with a total of 8 points being charged against your license. Depending on your driving record, this could mean a license suspension.

Speak with An Arizona Reckless Driving Attorney Today

At Rosenstein Law Group, our criminal defense attorneys travel statewide for our clients. Plus, our law office offers a FREE consultation (in person or via Facetime or other video method) to all potential clients. Call us today at (480) 248-7666, for a free lawyer consultation.


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