You have been issued a ticket for reckless driving in Alabama. You may have made a mistake, but you still have rights. Don’t simply accept a misdemeanor conviction and other penalties by paying the ticket. By contesting the ticket with an experienced Alabama Reckless Driving Lawyer, you will increase your chances for success in obtaining a favorable result.
32-5A-190. Reckless driving
(a) Any person who drives any vehicle carelessly and heedlessly in willful or wanton disregard for the rights or safety of persons or property, or without due caution and circumspection and at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property, shall be guilty of reckless driving.
(b) Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be punished upon a first conviction by imprisonment for a period of not less than five days nor more than 90 days, or by fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $500.00, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and on a second or subsequent conviction shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 10 days nor more than six months, or by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and the court may prohibit the person so convicted from driving a motor vehicle on the public highways of this state for a period not exceeding six months, and the license of the person shall be suspended for such period by the Director of Public Safety pursuant to Section 32-5A-195.
(c) Neither reckless driving nor any other moving violation under this chapter is a lesser included offense under a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Cite as Ala. Code § 32-5A-190 (1975)
My reckless driving defense practice includes contesting all types of reckless driving violations, such as:At the Kreps Law Firm, LLC, we provide aggressive, knowledgeable, and experienced legal counsel to clients who have been charged with reckless driving throughout Alabama. To fight a traffic ticket with the support of an experienced advocate, contact my law office and ask to speak with me – Alabama Reckless Driving Lawyer Joseph Kreps.
- Excessive speeding/speeding over 86 mph
- Careless driving
- Speeding in a construction zone
- Following too closely
- Driving in a manner that causes endangerment to others
Penalties for a Reckless Driving Conviction
Failure to contest the ticket will result in a misdemeanor conviction and other penalties. Most reckless driving offenses will result in an assessment of up to 6 points against your driving record. In Alabama, your driver’s license can be suspended if you accumulate 12-24 points within two years. In addition, third offense reckless driving will result in driver’s license revocation.
- First offense reckless driving: In addition to points assessed on your driving record, you may face up to 90 days in jail and a fine of $25-$500.
- Subsequent offense reckless driving: In addition to points assessed to your driver’s license, you may face 10 days to 6 months in jail and a fine of $50-$500.
Contest a Reckless Driving Ticket
If you have been pulled over for disregarding the safety of others by driving at unsafe speeds or other unsafe conditions, you have a right to contest the ticket. At the Kreps Law Firm, LLC, I thoroughly review traffic tickets for discrepancies or errors. I evaluate your case and ensure your rights are exercised. I routinely represent adults and teens in traffic court and have recovered Traffic Case Results.
Contact me to speak with an experienced reckless driving defense lawyer. I offer a free initial consultation.
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