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Fort Lauderdale Reckless Driving Lawyer

The Law Offices of R. David Williams, P.A., represents clients charged with reckless driving.
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Reckless Driving Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale

Most people experience frustrations behind the wheel from time to time. Similarly, it is not uncommon to have lapses in judgment while driving. However, if you drive recklessly, you could cause significant damage or harm. This could lead to a reckless driving charge, and the consequences could be severe.

Driving recklessly can endanger your life and the lives of other people on the road. A reckless driving conviction could cause you to face jail time. Fortunately, legal representation is available. Contact The Law Offices of R. David Williams, P.A. With an experienced Fort Lauderdale reckless driving lawyer on your side, your legal rights will be vigorously defended.

How the law defines reckless driving

Reckless driving isn’t merely disregarding traffic laws. Florida law defines it as driving “any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Reckless driving also includes the following:
  • Fleeing a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle
  • Damage to a property or person
  • Serious bodily injury to a person
Schedule a free consultation with The Law Offices of R. David Williams, P.A. Our Fort Lauderdale reckless driving lawyer can review your case to determine an effective defense strategy.

The Penalties For Reckless Driving

The penalties for a reckless driving conviction vary depending on whether you have prior offenses and the severity of damages and injuries. For example, if the charge was your first offense and there were no injuries or property damage, you will face a second-degree misdemeanor. This comes with up to 90 days in jail or six months of probation, and up to a $500 fine.

A second offense and subsequent offenses are also second-degree misdemeanors, but they carry a maximum jail sentence of six months, with fines reaching up to $1,000. If you cause property damage or injury, the charge will be a first-degree misdemeanor. This is punishable by up to a year in jail or one year of probation. You may also have to pay a $1,000 fine.

Finally, if you cause serious bodily harm due to your reckless driving, it becomes a third-degree felony, and carries a sentence of up to five years in prison or five years of probation, as well as a $5,000 fine.

Factors That Accompany Reckless Driving

Evidence of speeding alone cannot normally lead to a conviction. There are exceptions, depending on how fast the person was driving and by how much he or she was exceeding the speed limit.

Convictions for reckless driving are more likely when other factors are coupled with speeding. Still, the prosecution will have to show that the driver exhibited willful or wanton disregard for others’ safety. Driving down the middle of the road, improper passing, failing to slow down before impact, failing to look for pedestrians, and driving while consuming alcohol are all factors that can contribute to a conviction.

Schedule a time today to meet with our Fort Lauderdale reckless driving lawyer for a free consultation if you have been charged with this crime.

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  • Confidential Case Assessment - During your confidential case assessment we will listen to the details of your case, and formulate a strategy to defend you as well as possible.
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More Than Carelessness

Your reckless driving lawyer may show that you were driving carelessly rather than recklessly. Careless driving or negligence is not enough to constitute reckless driving. The law is clear that the actions must be willful or wanton. If a driver makes an error or unknowingly does something that leads to injury or damage, it is not considered reckless driving. A conviction must be based on a person intentionally driving improperly, fully aware of the immediate consequences or risks. Also, if there is evidence that the driver has control of his or her vehicle and slowed down prior to a crash, reckless driving will be difficult to prove.

Defense Strategies For Reckless Driving

A common defense against reckless driving depends on whether witnesses at the scene contradict what the prosecution is alleging. The Law Offices of R. David Williams may also be able to prove that you were not actually driving during the incident. A defense of negligence and carelessness rather than recklessness is common, too. Call us today to schedule a free consultation and speak with an experienced Fort Lauderdale reckless driving lawyer, so that you can begin exploring your legal options.
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  • “Not gonna lie. I was scared at first – of course w anything w laws it’s very scary. But David was very professional , honest and true to his word. I felt so much better and confident that he was definitely gonna help me. And he did !! I’m truly grateful for him and his staff- his assistant Jessica is very warm and kind and is always on top of everything. Thank you guys so much!”

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  • “Not gonna lie. I was scared at first – of course w anything w laws it’s very scary. But David was very professional , honest and true to his word. I felt so much better and confident that he was definitely gonna help me. And he did !! I’m truly grateful for him and his staff- his assistant Jessica is very warm and kind and is always on top of everything. Thank you guys so much!”

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  • “Not gonna lie. I was scared at first – of course w anything w laws it’s very scary. But David was very professional , honest and true to his word. I felt so much better and confident that he was definitely gonna help me. And he did !! I’m truly grateful for him and his staff- his assistant Jessica is very warm and kind and is always on top of everything. Thank you guys so much!”

    - Maria Cabrera -

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David Williams prides himself on providing personal attention with regard to all aspects of your criminal or traffic matter. David Williams will provide you with a fair fee for the work required and will extend a payment plan that is suitable to your needs for your criminal matter.

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