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 in nature.

Driving behaviors which could be considered as reckless driving include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Tailgating
  • 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.