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Spotlight On Reckless Driving Consequences

 

 

What is Reckless Driving? Let’s take a look at the California Vehicle Code, Section 23103, for its definition:

a person who drives a vehicle upon a highway in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.

 

In California alone, with the increase in speeding tickets issued since the pandemic of 2020, speeding is certainly something to be considered in this category. This is especially true when it comes to excessiveness, and when alcohol or drugs are involved. This can also lead to a felony, if reckless driving involves bodily injury. And If convicted, this could mean 16 months to 3 years in prison. Its easy to see how a  reckless driving offense can have serious consequences that negatively impact a person’s finances, and their life.

 

So here are the penalties for this offense:

  1. A reckless driver may be senenced to serve from 5 to 90 days in a county jail.
  2. A reckless driver may be charged with fines up to $1000. per CVC 23103c.
  3. A reckless driver conviction can cost 2 points against their DMV record.
  4. This offense can cause a significant increase in the driver’s insurance premium.
  5. Other financial losses: Vehicle impound fees, usually $125 per tow, plus storage fees, and $100 or more for release fees.
  6. A reckless driver’s license may be revoked for up to 6 months.
  7. The violation of a suspended license involves other severe consequences.

 

The aftermath of such an offense could truly wreak havoc on a driver’s ability to commute to and from work, as well as the addition financial stress of fines and penalties. If you should find yourself the unfortunate recipient of a reckless driving citation, don’t hesitate to let Ticket Dismissers save you the burden of fighting this alone. Give us a call today.

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