One minute you were in a rush, sprinting from lane to lane at 80 MPH on the Delaware Expressway – and the next minute you were in an accident. You may have realized right away that you made a mistake and felt remorse. But you still may be charged with reckless driving.
In Pennsylvania, reckless driving carries penalties that can include points on your driving record, costly fines and possibly suspension of your driver’s license. You will need to retain a defense attorney who thoroughly understands the law, and can represent you skillfully and aggressively.
What You Need To Know About Reckless Driving
Reckless driving is defined in Pennsylvania as driving with willful or wanton disregard for other people’s safety.
You can receive a ticket for reckless driving for behavior such as:
- Driving so fast that you endanger other motorists or pedestrians
- Driving the wrong way down an expressway, off-ramp or one-way street
- Swerving swiftly and carelessly in and out of traffic lanes
- Deliberately and relentlessly tailgating another car
The penalty for reckless driving is up to 90 days in jail, a fine of $200 or more, and points. Your license may also be suspended for six months.
What To Do If The Police Pull You Over
- Do not try to talk your way out of the arrest.
- If the police question you repeatedly, politely refuse to answer their questions and tell then you want a lawyer.
How A Pennsylvania Reckless Driving Lawyer Will Help
When you are up against a traffic violation, you need an attorney who will stand by you every step of the way, work hard to discredit any evidence – and work with you to determine your best course of action.
Pennsylvania Traffic Violation Law
Traffic violation is described and defined under The Pennsylvania Code under Title 75. Read the code here.
Questions? Contact us today.
Based on the evidence, Fienman Defense will try to get your traffic violation charges dismissed or lowered. Should the case go to a hearing or trial, we will fight to present the strongest defense possible for your situation.