This criminal traffic charge puts one at risk of a criminal record and even jail time. It is important that you speak with a reckless driving lawyer immediately after being charged.

Careless and Reckless Driving laws are so broad that there is even a decent chance that you did not realize that you were in fact breaking the law in Minnesota. Whether you were distracted by something else or in a rush, there really is no excuse for criminal behavior.

These criminal charges can be applied subjectively by police officers, and fighting and winning these cases can lead to a reduced non-criminal traffic citation. If the police officer and/or prosecutor believe that you operated your vehicle in a careless way or in a way that you were likely to endanger property or a person, you may be charged with careless driving.

What Does a Reckless Driving Charge Mean For You?

Reckless Driving is a misdemeanor offense and can lead to 90 days in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. A single offense like this can lead to an automatic suspended license. This is applied on a case-by-case basis and many licensees are allowed to contest this suspension via a hearing.

What Options Do You Have After Being Charged With Reckless Driving?

The best way to prevent these penalties is by forming a strong defense against your charges. Reckless driving arrests require a lawyer who will work through dismissal of the charges or a plea option that reduces them into a non-criminal or general lesser driving offense. Both reckless and careless driving can lead to a permanent criminal record.

Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney in Minnesota can help your chances of a fair result. Mauzy Law Firm can offer a free consultation on your case today and help you discover how you can fight for your rights and get a fair result from your reckless driving case in Minnesota.

It is important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible about your case. To schedule a free and discreet initial consultation, contact the Minneapolis Law Offices of William J. Mauzy.