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Reckless Driving Is Classified As A Criminal Charge

A charge for reckless driving is more serious than an ordinary traffic charge. If you are convicted of reckless driving, your license may be suspended or revoked. A conviction means that you will have a criminal record which could negatively impact your employment opportunities and your insurance rates. You could even serve jail or prison time.

At the Law Office of Philip R. Nathe, we can often minimize the consequences when you are charged with a serious traffic offense such as reckless driving. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact Naperville reckless driving defense lawyer Philip R. Nathe today.

What Is Reckless Driving?

In Illinois, you can be charged with reckless driving for:

  • Two or more driving violations at the same time (such as speeding and passing on the wrong side of the road)
  • Not taking into consideration the safety of other people or property while driving, either intentionally or unintentionally

You can be charged with aggravated reckless driving if you were arrested driving with a suspended or revoked license as part of a speeding ticket, for fleeing from the police, for being involved in a hit-and-run accident, or other aggravating circumstances.

Reckless driving is a class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a $2,500 fine. Aggravated reckless driving is a class four felony, subject to up to three years in jail and a $25,000 fine.

Charged With Reckless Driving? Contact Lawyer Philip R. Nathe.

To protect yourself from costly penalties, contact Naperville reckless driving attorney Philip R. Nathe. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 630-364-4621, toll free at 1-888-583-6197 or simply contact us online.