Colorado Reckless Driving Attorney
In Jefferson and Adams Counties, Colorado, reckless driving charges are brought against a person the district attorney believes drove a motor vehicle in such a manner as to indicate either a wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property. Any person convicted of reckless driving is necessarily guilty of careless driving as well, because reckless driving involves a greater degree of negligence encompassing the lesser charge automatically. Our criminal defense lawyers note that careless driving involves driving in a manner which shows a lack of concern regarding the road and road conditions. Reckless driving differs from careless driving because the person driving is allegedly disregarding the safety of persons or property, not just the road.
Across Denver, many people believe Colorado reckless driving only happens by the use of a motor vehicle; however one can be charged with the crime on a bicycle, electrical-assisted bicycle or even a low-power scooter.
Possible Sentences For Reckless Driving In Douglas And Arapahoe County
If convicted of reckless driving, it is a Class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense in Castle Rock and Aurora. A second reckless driving charge could end in a fine between $50 and $1,000, and/or a Douglas County Jail sentence from 10 days up to six months. A conviction of reckless driving could hurt future job opportunities. Many companies are concerned with adjusted insurance rates for their workers using company vehicles. Even having a worker convicted of reckless driving could be a liability for some work environments. Also, the loss of your Colorado driver’s license is a real possibility since this traffic offense results in 8 points against your driving privilege. Don’t let a conviction of reckless driving ruin your employment future. Section 42-4-1401, C.R.S.
We have been defending clients against reckless diving charges for over 25 years, in Denver and Adams County, and other Colorado counties. If you or a loved one has been contacted by the police regarding reckless driving, be smart, exercise the right to remain silent and contact O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC, or call at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.