Arrested for Reckless Driving in Illinois?
Our Arlington Heights Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Fight for You
If you have been arrested for reckless driving, you may be facing significant
penalties and risk having a permanent mark on your criminal record. At
Ahmad Law Firm, we are fully aware of the charges you are up against.
Our Arlington Heights criminal defense lawyers possess the extensive knowledge
and vast experience of protecting the rights and freedom of all of our clients.
Reckless Driving Penalties
The Illinois statute defines reckless driving as the willful or wanton
disregard for the safety of a person’s life or property. You may
still be charged with reckless driving despite your actions being unintentional
Driving behaviors which could be considered as reckless driving include
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to use turn signals
- Failure to yield right of way
Reckless driving is considered a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable
by a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $2,500. However,
it is possible to receive probation, which includes mandatory attendance
to traffic school and/or completion of community service.
Aggravated reckless driving is a Class 4 felony, which is punishable by
a maximum three-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $25,000. If you
have been arrested for reckless driving or aggravated reckless driving
which causes harm to a child or a school crossing guard while on duty,
the penalties are more significant.
Have Former Prosecutors on Your Side
Our Arlington Heights criminal defense lawyers have successfully handled
a wide array of cases, including reckless driving tickets. As former prosecutors,
we possess the comprehensive understanding of the legal system and court
proceedings, to the point where we can anticipate how the prosecution
will approach your case.
Contact us and schedule your free consultation today.