Defending Those Accused of Careless or Reckless Driving

According to the Pennsylvania Statutes, reckless driving is defined as follows: "any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving."

Depending on the circumstances of your case, reckless or careless driving can be a serious offense. For example, if there was any property damage or bodily injury sustained as a direct result of the reckless driver, they could be guilty of a first degree misdemeanor. If the accident resulted in serious bodily injury, they could be guilty of a third degree felony, a much more serious charge.

If you were motioned to pull over by a law enforcement officer, but instead attempted to flee them, this could also constitute reckless driving. The penalties for any type of careless driving offense include imprisonment and fines.

It the violation was not their first offense in this area, the penalties will increase. Another aggravating factor of reckless driving is if there was alcohol involved in the accident. Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense that is always charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.

How a Careless Driving Attorney in Luzerne County Could Help

With over 75 years of combined experience in helping those who have been accused of reckless or careless driving, you should contact a Luzerne County traffic ticket attorney from our team. We have handled thousands of cases, including: failure to yieldout of state violations, stop sign violations, and much more. Please talk to our team if you need assistance with any of these situations.

Contact a Luzerne County reckless driving lawyer from our firm today for a case evaluation. We will take your phone call 24 / 7 - nights, weekends, and holidays too.