Despite great advances in safety, cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles are still so dangerous that reckless driving is a serious crime. Anyone charged with reckless driving faces substantial penalties. If you are charged with reckless driving – now or in the future – anywhere in the Chicago area, get legal help immediately and speak to an experienced Chicago reckless driving attorney at the Bentz Holguin Law Firm.
WILLFUL DISREGARD FOR SAFETY
Whenever someone drives a motorized vehicle in a way that poses a risk to others, it’s reckless driving. Unlike speeding or running a light – traffic violations that can be definitively measured or photographed – reckless driving is frankly more subjective and highly dependent on the circumstances of each particular case. Courts can weigh a number of factors, but reckless driving is always more than just making a mistake or being negligent. A reckless driver willfully disregards safety. A prosecutor does not have to describe a driver’s mental state; a prosecutor can win a reckless driving conviction simply by proving that a driver knew or should have known that his or her driving was posing a risk. Reckless driving can happen even if no one else is on the road or no property is damaged. To be convicted as reckless drivers, drivers need only to endanger themselves or their own property.
PENALTIES CAN BE STIFF
The penalties can be stiff if you are convicted for reckless driving in or around Chicago; you’re going to need experienced representation from a good Chicago reckless driving lawyer at the Bentz Holguin Law Firm. Possible penalties include costly fines, probation, suspension of your driver’s license, community service, and even jail time. The Chicago reckless driving attorneys at the Bentz Holguin Law Firm will handle your case personally and fight aggressively for your rights. The We maintain the highest professional standards; provide quality legal services at a reasonable cost; and work with all parties involved to bring your reckless driving case to its best possible resolution. Contact the Bentz Holguin Law Firm today and schedule a free consultation online or by calling 312-647-2116.