If you have received a traffic ticket for reckless driving give us a call as soon as possible.
It is a criminal charge, and it is very serious. You are facing up to 90 days jail upon a first conviction. However, our attorney
has a lot of experience defending drivers against reckless driving charges, and the charges can be successfully defended.
Sometimes drivers receive tickets for reckless driving, simply because they were speeding or
failed to maintain a single lane. The combination of several infractions generally is not enough for the State to
prove a case of reckless driving. In order for the State to prove the charge the driver's actions need
to be so extremely hazardous that someone's life was serious threatened.
Before trial, our attorney will speak to the police officer(s), and thoroughly investigate the facts of your case.
The attorney has tried many reckless driving cases. Depending on the strength of your case, the attorney will let you
know if he thinks you should take your case to trial, or allow him negotiate a pre-trial plea agreement with the state
316.192 Reckless driving.--
(1) Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty
of reckless driving.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (3), any person convicted of reckless driving shall be
(a) Upon a first conviction, by imprisonment for a period of not more than 90 days or by fine of not
less than $25 nor more than $500, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(b) On a second or subsequent conviction,
by imprisonment for not more than 6 months or by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000, or by both such fine and
(3) Any person:
(a) Who is in violation of subsection (1);
(b) Who operates
a vehicle; and
(c) Who, by reason of such operation, causes:
1. Damage to the property or person of
another commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
bodily injury to another commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
The term "serious bodily injury" means an injury to another person, which consists of a physical condition that
creates a substantial risk of death, serious personal disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any
bodily member or organ.
(4) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, $5 shall be added to a fine imposed
pursuant to this section. The clerk shall remit the $5 to the Department of Revenue for deposit in the Emergency Medical Services
(5) In addition to any other penalty provided under this section, if the court has reasonable cause
to believe that the use of alcohol, chemical substances set forth in s. 877.111, or substances controlled under chapter 893
contributed to a violation of this section, the court shall direct the person so convicted to complete a DUI program substance
abuse education course and evaluation as provided in s. 316.193(5) within a reasonable period of time specified by the court.
If the DUI program conducting such course and evaluation refers the person to an authorized substance abuse treatment provider
for substance abuse evaluation and treatment, the directive of the court requiring completion of such course, evaluation,
and treatment shall be enforced as provided in s. 322.245. The referral to treatment resulting from the DUI program evaluation
may not be waived without a supporting independent psychosocial evaluation conducted by an authorized substance abuse treatment
provider, appointed by the court, which shall have access to the DUI program psychosocial evaluation before the independent
psychosocial evaluation is conducted. The court shall review the results and recommendations of both evaluations before determining
the request for waiver. The offender shall bear the full cost of this procedure. If a person directed to a DUI program substance
abuse education course and evaluation or referred to treatment under this subsection fails to report for or complete such
course, evaluation, or treatment, the DUI program shall notify the court and the department of the failure. Upon receipt of
such notice, the department shall cancel the person's driving privilege, notwithstanding the terms of the court order or any
suspension or revocation of the driving privilege. The department may reinstate the driving privilege upon verification from
the DUI program that the education, evaluation, and treatment are completed. The department may temporarily reinstate the
driving privilege on a restricted basis upon verification that the offender is currently participating in treatment and has
completed the DUI education course and evaluation requirement. If the DUI program notifies the department of the second failure
to complete treatment, the department shall reinstate the driving privilege only after notice of successful completion of
treatment from the DUI program.
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MONROE, NASSAU, OKEECHOBEE, ORANGE, OSCEOLA,PALM BEACH, POLK, ST. LUCIE, ST. JOHNS, AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES. IF YOU RECEIVED A TRAFFIC TICKET IN ANOTHER FLORIDA COUNTY CLICK HERE, FOR AN ATTORNEY IN THAT COUNTY TO CONTACT YOU SHORTLY.
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have been practicing law in the area of traffic ticket defense for over ten years. I have defended thousand of clients in
Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and the surrounding areas. Let me defend your traffic ticket." Alexander B. Ramey, Traffic
Traffic Ticket Attorney and Traffic Violation Lawyer. Serving Broward,
Glades, Indian River, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Counties.