Don’t Underestimate The Penalties Of Reckless Driving Charges
In many places, cars are a necessity of modern life. While it may be a natural inclination to disregard the speed limits from time to time, it’s important to remember that not all traffic violations are equal.
In Illinois, a reckless driving charge can have a serious impact on your finances and potentially your right to drive. The state views reckless driving as dangerous to citizens and therefore imposes harsh penalties. In these cases, a trusted attorney can guide you through the process and help mitigate the potential impact of a reckless driving charge.
The distinguished lawyer at Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law works with clients to protect their rights, including their ability to drive. Attorney Michael E. Baker works zealously so that his clients aren’t overburdened by the penalties.
What Is Reckless Driving?
Illinois defines reckless driving partly as driving with “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” In more practical terms, this encompasses actions such as:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Excessive speeding
- Failing to heed stop signs and/or red lights
- Failing to use turn signals
- Failing to yield the right of way
As a Class A misdemeanor, a conviction could result in a fine ranging in the thousands, as well as up to a year in jail. In addition, you would see a steep increase in your insurance rates and may have your license revoked. Therefore, a strong defense is crucial to minimize the risk of these outcomes.
Place Yourself In The Best Possible Legal Position
To learn more about how Spector | Baker Attorneys and Counselors at Law can assist you, schedule a consultation by calling Mr. Baker in Cook County at 312-782-4640 or by using our online form.